Category Archives: textiles

Out Bagging a Carpet in Ceredigion

Another carpet; this time a real clunky, hairy one. Various opinions to its origin and its age; and none particularly flattering.

Colours out of a tin I suspect and an in-elegant but ‘not folky enough’ design to get the carpet heads interested.

It looks fine on the floor though; I like it.

Measuring a useful 4’6″ by 3’3″, it has the look of the Turk about it but I’m guessing it’s going to turnout to be “off piste”, maybe Indian.

I’m looking forward to your comments, David!

*How wrong can you be? See David Gardiner’s reply to get the true story of this Persian Carpet.

Welsh Antique Quilts Blankets and Textiles; Jen, Jane and Athene

I’m going to start the year’s blogging with a low key post but one which might help if you’re feeling cold at night.

I’ve added to my links a new category; Welsh Quilts and Blankets.

Included are Jen Jones, Jane Beck and Athene English, Wales’ foremost dealers in Welsh Textiles.

Athene English
Jen Jones
Jane Beck

All are listed at