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A woman Chapan
Silk and cotton Ikat
Late 19 th century
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 
A raffia embroidered dance skirt
From the Kuba people of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Circa 1970
Measurements. 170 inches x 38 inches , 432 cm's by 97 cm's
 
 
 
Congo
 
     
     
 
Detail no.1
A raffia embroidered dance skirt
From the Kuba people of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Circa 1970
Measurements. 170 inches x 38 inches , 432 cm's by 97 cm's
 
Congo
 
     
     
 
Detail no.2
A raffia embroidered dance skirt
From the Kuba people of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Circa 1970
Measurements. 170 inches x 38 inches , 432 cm's by 97 cm's
 
Congo
 
     
     
 
Detail no.3
A raffia embroidered dance skirt
From the Kuba people of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Circa 1970
Measurements. 170 inches x 38 inches , 432 cm's by 97 cm's
 
Congo
 
     
     
     
 
Early 20 th century Ikat chapan
Uzbekistan
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
 
Early 20 th century Ikat chapan (Detail)
Uzbekistan
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 
Ikat dyed silk panel
Uzbekistan
Circa mid 20th century
Measurement :120 cm's by 150 cm's or 47 inches by 59 inches
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 
Lawon 
Ceremonial cloth
From Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia,
Tritik process of tye dying.
Early 20th century 
Measurements:28 inches by 67 inches or 71 cm's x 170 cm's 
 
Indonesia
 
     
     
 
Lowan
Ceremonial cloth
Palambang , Sumatra, Indonesia
Tritik process of tye dying on hand woven cloth .
Late 19th century
Measurements : 35 x 76 inches or 80 cm's x 193 cm's
 
Sumatra
 
     
     
 
Lowan
Ceremonial cloth
Palembang ,Sumatra, Indonesia
Tritik process of dying on handwoven silk
Late 19th early 20th century
Measurements: 37 x 80 ins or 94cm's x 204 cm's
 
Sumatra
 
     
     
 
Wedding Tapas cloth
Bark cloth , painted and block printed in earth pigments.
Pacific islands - Tonga, Samoa, Fiji ....
Measurements :
46 inches by 75 inches or 117 cm's by 190 cm's
 
Pacific islands
 
     
     
 
Silk and cotton Ikat panel
Uzbekistan Central Asia
Late 19 th century
Measurements: 106 cm's by 140 cm's
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 
Ikat panel
Silk with cotton warps
Uzbekistan
Circa 1880s
Similar piece in V@A published in Central Asian ikats by Ruby Clark( V&A publications page 56- 57
Measurements: 194 cms X 184 cms
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 

A silk and cotton Ikat panel.
Early 20th century
Uzbekistan
Measurements: 28 ins x 32 ins or 71 cm's x 82 cm's.
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 

A small mounted silk and cotton Ikat panel.
Uzbekistan,
early 20th century
Measurement: 10 ins square or 25 cm's square .
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 
A small mounted silk Ikat.
Uzbekistan,
early 20th century .
Measurement: 10 ins square or 26cm square.
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 
Small mounted Ikat panel .
Uzbekistan, early 20th century
Measurement: 13x 10 ins. or 33 cm's x 25 cm's
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 
Small silk and cotton Ikat panel.
Uzbekistan.
Early 20th century.
Measurements: 9 ins x 13 ins.
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 
Hand woven silk lowan, embellished using tritik process of resist dying
From Palembang, Sumatra, Indonesia .
Late 19th century
Measurements: 74 inches x 37 inches or 87 cm's x 188 cm's
 
Sumatra
 
     
     
 
A beautiful shade of green lowan.(ceremonial cloth)
Palembang ,Sumatra .
Early 20th cent
Measurements: 211cm's x 87 cm's
 
Sumatra
 
     
     
 
Silk ikat panel
Uzbekistan
Circa 1900
Measurements: 100 cm's x 120 cm's
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 
Ikat dyed , woven silk
Uzbekistan circa 1900
Measurements :140 cm's x 100cm's
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 
Ikat panel (purple and saffron)
Cotton warp silk weft, lined in Russian chintz.
Uzbekistan, circa 1900.
Measurements: 116cms x 175cms - 45 inches x 69 inches

 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
     
 
Orange Lowan (ceremonial cloth) Hand woven silk, simply embellished in the tritik process of resist dying.
From Patambang, Sumatra.
Late 19th Century
Measurements: 198 cms x 81 cms - 76 inches x 32 inches
 
Indonesia
 
     
     
     
 
A mounted panel of Taksumaki arishi shibori silk
Japan 2nd half of 20th century
Measurements: 34 inches by 34 inches or 87cm's x 84cms.
Lit: Shibori; the inventive art of Japanese Shaped Resist Dyeing by Wada ,Kellog Rice and Barton. ISBN 4-7700-2399-5
 
Japan
 
 
 
     
 
A mounted panel of Uzbek silk ikat.
Uzbekistan, early 20th century.
Measurements: 27 x27 inches or 69 cm's x69 cm's
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 
Silk and cotton ikat panel
Uzbekistan. 1880-1900
Measurements: 88cm's x 88cm's
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 
An embroidered pillow cover designed with geometric stars. From the Greek island of Naxos Silk on linen
circa 1700
Measurements: 44 X 20inches or 113 cms's x 52cm's
 
Greece
 
     
     
     
 
Silk Ikat fragment
Uzbekistan, Central Asia
Early 20th century
Measurements: 44cms x 27cms
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
     
 

Pair of silk Ikat fragments
Uzbekistan, Central Asia
Early 20th century
Measurements: 37cms x 37cms
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
     
 
Silk Ikat fragment
Uzbekistan, Central Asia
Early 20th century
Measurements: 38cm's x 29cm's
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
     
 
Tashkent Embroidered Suzani
Silk on Cotton
Late 19 th Century
Measurements: 120cms x 230cms - 47 inches x 90 inches Similar examples in Vok Collection, 'Suzani: A textile from central Asia', written by Ignazio Vok and Philip Taube, Published by Edition Vok (Munich, 1994). Catalologue No. 1 & 2
 
Tashkent
 
     
     
     
 
Ikat fragment, Cotton warp, silk weft
Uzbekistan,
early 20th century
Measurements: 64 cm x 76 cm – 25 inches x 30 inches
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
     
 
Ikat panel Cotton warp and silk weft.
Uzbekistan 1890s
Measurements: 60 inches square
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
     
 
Velvet Ikat fragment
Extremly fine silk velvet ikat
Uzbekistan 1875
Measurements: 70cms by 30cms at largest point.
Overy the last 30 years I have handled many velvet ikats but none have been as fine as this..
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
     
 
Ikat fragment
Cave Silk ikat
Uzbekistan Circa 1910
Measurements: 20ins x 18ins
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
     
Ikat panel ( red and white)
A silk and cotton ikat circa 1870
Recently lined and conserved on linen.
An almost identical piece recently exhibited at Victoria and Albert Museum and published in Central Asian Ikats by Ruby Clark 2007 ( V and A publications) page 56 and 57.
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
     
Indigo stitched paste resist known in the Cameroon as Ndop. This cloth was made in Nigeria and imported
for the Bamileke people of Cameroon. Mid 20th century Measurements: 86 x 59 inches
 
Cameron
     
     
A printed linen panel entitled “Maud”,
manufactured by Besselievre at Maromme, Rouen. France.
For Omega workshop ‘Omega’ printed in Selvedge: Measurements; 49 inches x 16 inches
 
England
 
     
     
 
Womans veil or head scarf Wool painted with henna Ida ou Nadif peoples.
Berber Central atlas mountains Circa 1900-1950 Measurements: 46 x 47 inches
Similar piece published: The Fabric of Moroccan Life by Paydar and Grammet published by Indianapolis Museum of Art pg 272 asc no 1998.29.
 
Berber
 
     
     
 
Wall- hanging, Uzbekistan Cotton warp, silk weft,
ikat- dyed; woven;
Uzbekistan Circa 1880's
Measurements: 92 in x 64 in - 234 cms x 163 cms
 
Uzbekistan
 
     
     
 
Lawon green Palembang.
Sumatra. Indonesia mid to late 19th Century
Handwoven silk, resist dyed with 'tritik' process
Measurements: 72" x 35" (183 x 89cm)
 
Indonesia
 
     
     
 
Head Covering Woolen open gauze with tapestry border
Chancay - 10 -14th century
Central coast of Peru
Measurements: 5ft square or 153 cms square
 
Peru
 
     
     
 
Phulcari Abstract
design in floss silk on cotton c. 1930
Punjab, India
 
Indian