Friday, 28 January 2011

Restoration project

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

To Die For !! gorgeous prints

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.