These vibrant, hand-sewn textiles collected from Central Asia, Turkey and Peru offer so many possibilities for your creative design concept. No matter how you choose to display them - as framed artwork, unique wall hangings, or in a vignette with other items from Tessera – they will make a bold statement in any room.
Textile Art from Central Asia
This is a collection of utilitarian pieces from an embroidered mafrash bag to window coverings. The item in detail features an antique Laki embroidery.
This vintage felt bag with tassels, silk hook embroidery, and an ikat border, was used by nomadic tribes to carry special cargo. Now it is great as an art piece.
This is a vintage black velvet covering with silk embroidery.
These antique wool bags were used by nomadic tribes to carry utilitarian items as they traveled horseback. All of these vintage pieces will add dimension or a charming focal point to any room.
Textile Art from Peru
Chuspa Bags - This wonderful antique woolen doll shaped purse is called a Chuspa Bag. High in the Andes of Peru, the Quechuan people use these bags in their daily lives. The Peruvian people fill the bag with dried cocoa leaves which were believed to have been provided by the Gods as medicine to relieve altitude sickness. Now these woolen bags can add great visual impact hanging on a wall, framed or lying on a special table. Tessera's collection includes a variety of shapes and styles to choose from.
Chinchero wool vintage textiles - This wonderful wool piece is handmade in Peru. It is called a kaypina - a large rectangular carrying cloth used to carry babies or large bundles. You can use these unique vintage textiles as table coverings, pillows, and bench covers.