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The Silk Road to England

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The Silk Road to England

The Silk Road, sometimes called the Silk Route spread across Asia from China to Italy and from Mongolia to India. But To England? Well, let's think: the Silk Road was a trading route for silk and many other precious commodities as well as a conduit for ideas, philosophy, religion and knowledge. But the Silk Road was originally a trading route for silk. And, being in a little bit tongue in cheek, in the modern day we've extended the Silk Road to England, on this site alone we have silk weaving and embroideries from India, Laos, Indonesia and Afghanistan. So yes, silks from...

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Red Silks from India

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Red Silks from India

Think of India and the colour you maybe think of is red. Red symbolises happiness and good fortune. Hindu women get married in red, the tilak mark on the forehead is red vermilion.

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More News from our New Showroom

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More News from our New Showroom

We're still adding to the treasures in our new showroom, embroideries and tent hangings from Gujarat and Afghanistan, a collection we compiled back in the seventies.

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What is a Pha Tung? Wallhangings From Laos

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What is a Pha Tung? Wallhangings From Laos

Laos is famous for weaving, many women will have a loom and be trained in weaving skills. Traditionally they will weave cloth for their dowry. Luang Prabhang is a famous weaving centre in the middle of Laos and it was to Luang Prabhang that we went to search for old and new weavings. Follow the links on this page to see more about wallhangings from Laos.   Luang Prabhang We spent time with different weavers around Luang Prabhang and met the wonderful people at Op Pop Tok. It was there that we commissioned the beautiful Flame Red and Indigo silk...

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India is a Treasure Store of Traditional Crafts

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India is a Treasure Store of Traditional Crafts

India is a treasure store of traditional crafts. For over 30 years we’ve been travelling to India and been amazed by the diversity of decorative skills. We’re gradually adding to this web site a beautiful collection of woodcarvings, embroidered cottons and woven silks. In addition there are metal, stone and other decorative and ritual items, silk weavings from Laos, paintings. Search our website for painted wooden shrines, a carved sandstone Buddha head, painted Tibetan door panels, Madhubani tribal paintings from Bihar, woven silk prayer flags and hangings from Laos, carved wooden mirror frames, a gilded wooden horse, vases and boxes...

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