Susan Meller

I am the author of three books on textiles: SILK and COTTON: Textiles from the Central Asia that was; RUSSIAN TEXTILES: Printed Cloth for the Bazaars of Central Asia; and TEXTILE DESIGNS: Two Hundred Years of European and American Patterns for Printed Fabrics - all three published by Abrams Books, NY. The textiles offered on my rugrabbit pages are from my personal collection. I live in California and all items will be sent from there. Unless otherwise requested, I ship through the US Postal Service. PayPal or a check are accepted.

  • Aina Khalta ("Mirror Bag"). Uzbekistan, 2nd quarter 20th century. 19" x 19" not including the 2" fringe. Silk hand-embroidery on fine black ... read more
    price:  $100

  • Russian roller-printed cotton cloth. Produced in Russia for export to Uzbekistan. c.2nd quarter 20th century. This fabric was used either as the ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Russian roller-printed cotton cloth. Produced in Russia for export to Central Asia. c.2nd quarter 20th century. This fabric was used as the ... read more
    price:  #1: $60; #2: $150; #3: $125

  • Woman's Paranja. Uzbekistan, c.2nd quarter 20th century. This elegant paranja is made of silk taffeta. This lustrous fabric appears mauve and bronze ... read more
    price:  $350

  • Turkmen Child's Kurte. An honest piece - not all gussied-up with recently added amulets. Original condition - one small hole as shown ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Uzbek Ikat Robe. Silk atlas ikat (not shiny); lined with printed Uzbek cotton; yarn-dyed stripe facings; woven cotton trim. 45" shoulder to ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Group of Four Hardcover Tapestry Books. 1. The Tapestry Book by Helen Churchill Candee. Fredrick a. Stokes Company, New York 1912. First ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Two Books: Early American Wall Stencils, by Janet Waring, 1937. Hardcover; 86 pages text with another 96 black/white plates and 7 color ... read more
    price:  $25 for both books

  • Il museo del tessuto a Prato. La donazione Bertini. Published by Centro di, Firenze, 1975. Soft cover catalogue. 189 pages. 17 color ... read more
    price:  $25

  • Uzbek Printed Cotton Robe. Uzbekistan, c.1960s-'70s. High quality printed cotton sateen with out-sized poppy pattern. Lined with hand-woven cotton. Hand-woven cotton trim. ... read more
    price:  $125

  • Uzbek Printed Cotton Robe. Uzbekistan, mid-20th century. Roller-printed cotton; printed-cotton lining; dark purple loop-manipulation trim; handwoven trim under the arms. 44" shoulder ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Faux-Ikat Silk Dress. Uzbekistan, 3rd quarter 20th century. Machine-printed ikat with unusual tulip pattern on heavy-weight silk sateen. Unlined; machine-embroidery around neck ... read more
    price:  $80

  • Three Early Country Store Ledgers. Wells, Vermont. These old ledgers are from a rural general store owned by Benjamin Lewis in Wells, ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Chinese Decorated Papers: Chinoiserie for Three. Bird & Bull Press, Newtown, Pennsylvania. 1987. a beautiful hand-made book from a fine private press. ... read more
    price:  $175.

  • The Junius b. Bird Conference on Andean Textiles. The Textile Museum, Washington, d.c., 1986. Ann Pollard Rowe, Editor with 19 essays by ... read more
    price:  $20 free shipping within the USA

  • Thank you Sam and Ben for hosting another fine rugrabbit year!
    price:  rugpug Gracie NFS

  • Kazakh Tus Kiis. This may be from the Altai Mountain region that borders on Mongolia. While the patterns of tus kiis from ... read more
    price:  $150

  • Uzbek Silk Moiré Robe. Uzbekistan, c.last quarter 19th century. Heavy silk with fine horizontal ribbing; pronounced moiré finish. Fully lined with Russian ... read more
    price:  $200

  • Uzbek Printed Cotton Robe. Uzbekistan, early 20th century. Russian roller-printed cotton. Body lined with plain gray cotton; sleeves lined with Russian roller-printed ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Turkmen Camel Trapping. 37.5" x 39" including fringe. Most patches are silk handwoven alacha stripes backed with handwoven block-printed cotton. Solid red ... read more
    price:  $50

  • Vintage Japanese Silk Brocades. 1. Partial obi with small pattern of dragons, pine boughs and flowers (see detail photo), 121" x 9.5", ... read more
    price:  $40 for all

  • Vintage Man's Striped Robe. Uzbekistan. Very good condition - cut full, clean, and ready to wear. The fabric is strong and has ... read more
    price:  $150

  • Old Japanese Katagami-Printed Silk Fabric. 64" x 13.5" selvedge to selvedge. The slight imperfections in the stencil (katagami) used to print this ... read more
    price:  $30

  • Japanese Hemp Kasuri. 3 pieces 48" x 7.5" one selvedge; 35.5" x 7.25"; 10.5" x 15.25" selvedge to selvedge. Good condition. To ... read more
    price:  $30

  • Suzani. Attributed to Nurata, Uzbekistan. Mid-20th century. 7'4" x 4'7". Hand-embroidered silk couching and chain stitch on factory-made cotton. Unlined; narrow chain-stitched ... read more
    price:  $250

  • Group of Art Deco Textile Designs. Germany, c.1920s-30s. Painted on tracing paper. These designs were intended for silk jacquard tie fabrics. The ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Art Deco Plate 7 from Formes et Couleurs by Auguste h. Thomas. France, c.1922. This is an original pochoir-printed plate on heavy-weight ... read more
    price:  $75

  • Art Deco Plate 8 from Formes et Couleurs by Auguste h. Thomas. France, c.1922. This is an original pochoir-printed plate on heavy-weight ... read more
    price:  $75

  • Zinnias - Original Painted Textile Design. Gouache on paper. France. c. 1920s. 14" high x 12.5" wide (without the gray edge). The ... read more
    price:  $125

  • 29 Different Japanese Cotton Kasuri Samples. Black. Average size 7" x 6-7"; all have one selvedge at the top edge. These may ... read more
    price:  $40

  • Uzbek Silk Robe. Fourth quarter 19th century. Handwoven silk shohi; Russian roller-printed cotton lining fabrics; adras ikat facings; Russian yarn dyed stripes ... read more
    price:  $375

  • Woman's Jelak. Samarkand region, Uzbekistan. Silk atlas; silk cross stitch hand-embroidery; black machine-embroidery; metal spangles; pearl, glass, & plastic buttons; tiny glass ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Group of 9 Japanese Silk Samples for Kimonos. Each 14" selvedge to selvedge x 26-27" long. Bought in Japan in the 1970s ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Bouquets de Style. Paris, 1945. 9.5" x 12". Beautiful burgundy leather-bound version complete with 48 plates; 8 in color. Gold embossed title, ... read more
    price:  $125

  • Vintage Japanese Printed Silk Fabric. Sparrows and grasses. 20" x 14" selvedge to selvedge. Printed on silk chirimen (textured crepe). Good condition ... read more
    price:  $75

  • Japanese Silk Yuzen Butterflies. Hand-painted with textile dyes on silk chirimen (textured crepe). 24" x 13" selvedge to selvedge. Originally part of ... read more
    price:  $75

  • Japanese Silk Yuzen Peacocks. Hand-painted on silk chirimen (textured crepe) with textile dyes. Was originally part of a woman's kimono. 30" x ... read more
    price:  $30

  • Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric. Two pieces of printed silk. Was originally part of a young boy's kimono. The images are likely from ... read more
    price:  $50 for both pieces

  • Mount Fuji. Russian roller-printed cotton cloth for export. Early 20th century. An interesting pattern that combines the iconic Japanese Mt. Fuji with ... read more
    price:  $50 each piece

  • Group of 12 Japanese Cotton Plaids. Bought in Japan in the 1970s from a boroichi's warehouse - were old then. Good for ... read more
    price:  $35 for the group of 12

  • Group of 12 Japanese Plaids. Bought in Japan in the 1970s from a boroichi's warehouse - were old then. Good for patching. ... read more
    price:  $35 for the group of 12

  • Japanese Ikebana Book. Dated: Showa 12 (1937). 70 color plates of different ikebana arrangements plus 116 pages of text (in Japanese) and ... read more
    price:  $50

  • Japanese Label and Japanese Kasuri. This is an ink-jet print of a Japanese label from my collection of old textile labels. It ... read more
    price:  $35 for Label Print and 1 Kasuri of your choice

  • Threads of Imagination: Central Asian and Chinese Silks from the 12th to the 19th century. Spink, London - Exhibition Catalogue February 15th ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Early Chinoiserie Blockprinted Fabric. Probably French, early 19th century. 32" high x 33" selvedge to selvedge with a 32" x 7.5" additional ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • 18th Century Block-Printed Fabric. Probably French, 2nd half 18th century. 31.5" long x 31.5" wide (both selvedges intact). Madder dye; handwoven, homespun ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Group of 7 French 19th Century Ribbons. From French manufactures' sample books. a, b, c, e and f are silk jacquards. d ... read more
    price:  $40 for all 7

  • Five 19th Century Silk Jacquard Samples. France, c.1840s. These samples came from a French manufacturer's pattern book. They were woven on a ... read more
    price:  $50 for all five