Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Beautiful hand embroidered hemp fabric

All three pieces together, beutiful!

Fabric no 1

Close-up fabric no 1
Fabric no 2
Close-up Fabric no 2
Fabric no 3

Close-up Fabric no 3

All fabric pieces shown above are made of vintage hemp fabric with beautiful Mieo style cross stitching. They are collector pieces, perfect for the vintage textile collector or for anyone with an esthetic eye, who loves to surround her/himself with beautiful things. Frame it, have it on your chest of drawers or why not sew it as an appliqué on a pillow.

Fabric no 1: Measures 9.5" x 10" or 24.13 x 25,4 cm Price 285 SEK
Fabric no 2: Measures 10" x 9" or 25.4 cm x 24.13 cm Price 285 SEK

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vintage hemp fabric with cross stitch

Hmong style embroidered patch work in very good condition. For the vintage textile collector, or anyone who appreciate unique hand made textile treasure. Measures: 12.ft 2 x 5 or 25,4 cm x 24,13 cm.

Price 280 SEK

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Beautiful vintage shoulder bag

This shoulder bag is made of a vintage baby carrier hand embroideried by Chinese Hmong or Miao hill tribe but includes machine stitched embroidery as well. The inside of the bag is lined with 100% black cotton with a zipped side pocket. Measures: 12" x 18.5" or 31 x 47 cm.

Price 1200 SEK SOLD

Hand embroidered bag by Hmong hilltribe

This Hmong shoulder bag is made of fabric that is hand- as well as - machine embroidered by Mieo Hilltribe in Nothern Thailand. The embroidery is made in warm autumn colors. Each bag is unique as the baby carriers that they are made from are unique pieces. Measures: 12" x 18.5" or 31 x 47 cm. Don't forget, all pictures enlarge, just click on image.

Price 1200 SEK SOLD

Suzanis in beautiful colors

Two beautiful Suzanis are now added to my wonderful collection of textiles. Suzani is a Persian word meaning "needle", which is used to describe these two wonderful 1976 and 1971 Uzbek embroideries. Any of these two Suzanis would make a wonderful addition to any sofa, armchair or bed. They will add that certain "je ne sais quoi" that sets you apart from everyone else. They just ooze with history and brings character and soul to any room.


Traditionally, mothers would start embroidering large strips of cotton or silk cloth at the birth of a daughter. When that daughter was old enough to learn to embroider, she and her friends would take on completing the work, which was used for bed, wall coverings, and other types of home decoration.

Suzani patterns are drawn on by hand, and like all imperfect handmade treasures, sometimes the stitching covers all the outlines, sometimes not! Each roundel of swirls and flowers is meant to bring the "Garden of Eden" - a lifetime of happiness and prosperity - into the home. Because of the age and usage, the suzanis do show stains, small holes and other signs of usage. I think this adds greatly to its character.

Suzani no 1: Raspberry red light cotton sateen is satin-stitched in off-white, gold, pumpkin, grass green, purple, mint and black heavy hand-dyed cotton thread. Various colored chainstitched outlines and borders. The suzani is unlined.. Measures: 70" x 72" or 178 x 183 cm.

Price 4000 SEK

To order or to get more pictures, please send me an email

Suzani no 2: Pale warm grey heavy silk sateen is satin-stitched in yellow, coral, pink, olive, kelly, sage, purple and tan heavy hand-dyed cotton thread. Border patterns are outlined in a chain-stitch of charcoal grey. Double bands of hand chain-stitched 1/2" trim border the piece, which is unlined. Measures: 71" x 53" or 180 x 134 cm

Price 4000 SEK

To order or to get more pictures, please send me an email

Keep in mind that this is textile art at it's finest. When you buy a vintage hand embroidered Suzani, you buy a piece of history. The holes, spot or stains are the imprint of history. You either like it or you don't. Either way it is part of its charm and what makes it unique and valuable. One thing is for sure - when draped over a bed or a sofa - it will make the furniture pop in the room!