Ann Magee's Profile
The Old Silk Route was started twenty some years ago when my daughter married a Pakistani and moved to Lahore.
I needed a vehicle for going back and forth to be a dynamic part of my grand children's lives. Already in business with The Ann Magee Collection of tapestries, expanding into more textiles was a pleasure and High Point Furniture Market proved to be the right place at the right time. And what better product than the Indian silk sari which I had hundreds of, many old vintage Benares Brocades, which were awesome to show and fun to sell, throwing 16 to 20 feet of fabric right out in the middle of the show. And all the by-products made out of the saris, including bedspreads, cushion covers, bags, belts, you name it and we made it. And being one of a kind was always a big asset and still is.
AND twenty years ago, Pakistan had millions of Afghan refugees living mostly in the Peshawar area. Of course I…
- Born on July 16
- Joined November 2, 2010