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.
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.
All are listed at www.walesantiques.co.uk.
The annual Wales Antiques Guide 2009/2010 Edition is with the good people at the Gomer Press so for those who just can’t wait here are some screenshots gleaned from the print ready pdf files. Gomer should be delivering the guides later this week so they will be ready for distribution this weekend.
Here’s another of my current eBay auctions. If you thought that all that waste paper that slides out of your over-priced and over-fattened weekend papers was a relatively recent phenomena then think again.
This is an advertising insert, I think probably from something like the London Illustrated News. Beautifully printed in colour the true power of these corsets can is only hinted at. Produced by the Medical Battery Co. Ltd these corsets will AT LEAST aid the chest in its ‘healthy development’, ensure that the internal organs are ‘speedily strengthened’ and make the most ‘awkward figure’ graceful.
On sale here.