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Afghan Embroidery. "Two squares of stylized floral motifs and mirrors and two squares of ribbed geometric designs and two mirrors bisected by loose braid of black thread held in place by red thread, similar black braid around edge. Border of floral motifs and mirrors. Small round loose tufts of pink in center of squares and spaced around edges. Baluch design."

Kantha embroidery from Bengal, India. The stitches used in kantha are: running stitch, darning stitch, satin and loop stitch. Stem stitch is also used to outline the figures.

Vintage Indian Toran from Rajasthan. Torans are hung over the doorway or entrance to the home. Buy from: http://bringingitallbackhome.co.uk/shop/vintage-appliqued-indian-toran/

A Pair of Indian Doors Profusely Inlaid with Mother-of-Pearl -Each door framed within a carved ribbed border overlaid with ogival cartouches and divided into three panels: the top and bottom sections with a man flanked by two cows, holding an enormous bunch of flowers with perching peacocks; the central panels inlaid with a lattice pattern of stylised serrated leaves and flowerheads

Turkmen Chodor small bags from Afghanistan. Both sides silk embroidery on cotton. All in good condition. Early 20th. century. Sizes from left to right: 12cm x 20cm - 12cm x 22cm - ...

Lakai pair wall hangings. Cross stitch silk embroidery. Long silk tassels with glass beads. Size: 5" x 14" x 27" (12cm x 35cm with tassels 68cm long)

‘Letters from the Workhouse’ (1901) by Lorina Bulwer, a 63 year old inmate of the female lunatic ward of Great Yarmouth Workhouse. She was an educated middle-class Englishwoman (b.1838). Embroidery, 12 ft long. also check out the art room plant. via The Breckland View

‘Letters from the Workhouse’ (1901) by Lorina Bulwer, a 63 year old inmate of the female lunatic ward of Great Yarmouth Workhouse. She was an educated middle-class Englishwoman (b.1838). Embroidery, 12 ft long. also check out the art room plant. via The Breckland View