Thursday, 13 March 2014

Superb antique silk fabrics found at Rag Rescue

More exquisite antique silk fabrics have been put on the website this morning. These are just divine and rare.
This is an early antique tan coloured silk with woven golden spray flowers and light green fruits and embroidered silk fuschias. I would say that it is early 19th century if not earlier.

I think it must have once been part of a dress as there is a light scrim backing attached.

The silk measures
59/57cms x 15.5/11cms ----23.2"/22.4" x 6.1"/4.3"
Fantastic wine coloured silk with the most luxurious soft to the touch.

Unfortunately due to it's age there are some areas of wear and some splits. However if this was used for applique with a backing they wouldn't show. There is a lot of silk to use for projects.

57/55cms x 44/33cms --- 22.4"/21.6" x 17.3"/12.9"

A wonderful floral design on this antique silk and fine wool fabric.

54cms x 20/22.5cms ---21.2" x 7.9"/8.9"

This is in very good condition and would look great in the centre of a special cushion.

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