Style Court

Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

11.01.2007

Exotic Finds


Bukhara horse cover, silk embroidery on cotton, available through Marla Mallett.


1960’s white glazed ceramic elephant with painted yellow and orange speckle details. Available through Pieces.


Vintage suzani pillow in less commonly seen earth tones from B.D. Jeffries. Contact store for availabilty.


Shar-i Sabz suzani, Uzbekistan, silk embroidery on silk/cotton, also available through Marla Mallett.


We had a feeling this was coming: a suzani stocking from Anthropologie. (There's a charming tree skirt too.)


Louisiana-based Rebecca Vizard continues to find exquisite antique and vintage suzani fragments to reinvent as pillows. I just love the red-and-cream example above.



A reminder: Vizard's collection of mini Christmas stockings made from other fragments of lavish antique textiles are now available online. They are about six to seven inches long and range from approximately $35 to $50 each.

Again, in response to email requests, here are sources with helpful information on Central Asian textiles: Doris Duke's Shangri La and Textile Art.

6 comments:

The Peak of Chic said...

Fantastic, and exotic, finds Courtney! I particularly like the textiles from Marla Mallett. Gorgeous!

Style Court said...

Thanks Jennifer!

katiedid said...

Loving the elephant! Great fabrics too.

Mélanie said...

Exotic and wonderful as always ...I will die for Suzani

ALL THE BEST said...

I think you need the ceramic elephant Courtney!

Style Court said...

Ronda, I agree :)