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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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Mud Print Wallhanging - How is it Made?

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Mud Print Wallhanging - How is it Made?

Bògòlanfini or bogolan ("mud cloth") is a handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud. It has an important place in traditional Malian culture and has, more recently, become a symbol of Malian cultural identity. In traditional bògòlanfini production, men weave the cloth and women dye it. On narrow looms, strips of cotton fabric about 15 centimetres wide are woven and stitched into cloths. The dyeing begins with a step invisible in the finished product: The cloth is soaked in a dye bath made from mashed and boiled, or soaked, leaves of the n'gallama tree (Anogeissus leiocarpus). Now yellow,...

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