I am an antique textile dealer and also make things from a variety of my textiles,usually things that are distressed and can be recycled to extend their life and enjoy their beauty or workmanship.
I buy antique quilts exstensively ,log cabin pattern is my favourite. "Paisley" shawls are another passion of mine,even the damaged ones find a good home with me! love the colours, so rich.
I have a soft spot for anything in wool, must be my Northern roots and upbringing,Blankets, sweaters, tweeds and felts , the more rustic the better.
Lizzy and I share a love of French linen and textiles and have a joint collection , " Franglais " which we source together on our travels, bedlinens , soft furnishings , sheets for curtains , the more rustic the better we like them Handwoven linens and hemps from the 19th cent. wonderful shirts and chemises.
I think this is Kashmiri rather than European so maybe destined to return to India ,yes they want them back! I get regular calls from India and think they have the expertise on restoring these. Someone took a lot of care when making these curtains , lined in calico and backed with silk
These gorgeous soft cotton panels arrived in my post today and needless to say I am thrilled. Two panels 72 inch drop and 70 inches wide each. The fabric is 30 inches wide so they are joined with a central panel of the full width and half a panel each side beautifully done and hard to see from front. I would think they are early 20th cent. the pattern fruit and flowers is taken from a 19th cent. American print. stunning colours I love them.