Antique folk art textiles, embroidery, applique

Toronto, Canada

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An eclectic collection of fine antique tribal embroidered textiles

I have been an avid collector for a long time. Over the years, I collected many pieces of fine art; paintings, sculpture, photographs, drawings, tribal art and tribal textiles. When it came time to downsize a few years ago, it was tough trying to decide on which pieces I was going to let go.

The pieces you see here are only a small part of a collection I acquired from a man who is a leading authority on tribal textiles from the region of Kutchh in Gujarat. They are all prime examples of well executed tribal folk art, about 70 to 90 years old , all from the region of Gujarat, India.

Please visit my jewelry shop on Etsy:

And also my fabric bags/pouches shop:

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  • Threads Of Old

    Owner, Curator, Antique Textile Collector

    As a collector of fine art and textiles over the years, the decision to let go some of my precious pieces when I downsized a few years ago, wasn't easy. What you see here is only part of a beautiful collection I own.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
Welcome to my shop! Please feel free to browse and send me a convo if you have any questions or require more photos.

Please visit my other shops on etsy.
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Returns and exchanges
Seller is not responsible for any packages lost in the mail. Every effort will be made to provide proper documentation for shipping, and tracking.

Seller has, in all good faith, provided clear and adequate photos to present the 'as is' condition of the piece purchased. Due to the fragile nature of the textiles, purchased items may not be returned for a refund. Please contact the seller if there is any problem with the shipped item.
All prices are in US $. Payment can be made through Paypal, or via direct checkout. (credit cards) Items purchased will be shipped to you as soon as payment is confirmed.
All orders will be mailed via Canada Post Air Mail. Orders will be processed 1 to 2 days after payment, Monday to Friday, except Holidays. All items will be appropriately packaged.

All items will be shipped with proper documentation for tracking and insurance purposes. All items will be shipped insured. Tracking information will be sent to the buyer once the item(s)is shipped.

Buyers are responsible for all customs, duty and tax charges for their home country.
Seller is not responsible for packages held up at Customs for inspection, or damaged packaging due to this reason.
Additional policies and FAQs
Considering the antique nature of the textiles in my shop, a certain amount of wear and tear, damage, stains, discoloring etc. may be present in the textiles. However, every aspect of the condition of the pieces will be described in detail in the item description in the shop.