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.

  • The Golden Peaches of Samarkand. Edward Schafer. Softcover edition 1985, University of California Press (first published in 1963). 9.75" x 7". Very ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Kyrgyz Bagface. Early 20th century. 14"x11.5". Silk embroidery on velvet. The red cotton trim is probably not original - most likely ... read more
    price:  $60

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Group of Vintage Japanese Cotton Plaids. Bought in Japan in the 1970s - were older then. These were used for futon covers. ... read more
    price:  $75 for all six pieces

  • Art Deco Textile Paintings. Germany, c.1920s-30s. Gouache on paper. These designs were intended for silk jacquard tie fabrics. The designs came from ... read more
    price:  $25 each - your choice - #1 & #2 SOLD

  • Art Deco Textile Paintings. Germany, c.1920s-30s. Gouache on paper. These designs were intended for silk jacquard tie fabrics. The designs came from ... read more
    price:  $25 each - your choice - #5 SOLD

  • Art Deco Textile Paintings. Germany, c.1920s-30s. Gouache on paper. These designs were intended for silk jacquard tie fabrics. The designs came from ... read more
    price:  $25 each - your choice - #10 SOLD

  • Vintage Japanese Cotton Plaids. Bought in Japan in the 1970s - probably older. Used for futon covers. #1a: 47.5" x 14" - ... read more
    price:  $25 each (2a SOLD)

  • Old Japanese Cotton Plaids. These pieces were used as part of futon covers. i bought them in Japan in the 1970s and ... read more
    price:  $25 each - #1 and #2 SOLD

  • Five Old Japanese Indigo Kasuri. #1. 34.5" x 13"; #2. 39" x 13"; #3. 41" x 13.25"; #4 37" x 13"; #5 ... read more
    price:  SOLD

  • Three Japanese Indigo Kasuri. Sizes from left to right: 36" x 13"; 46" x 13.5" (all colors are even) ; 43" x ... read more
    price:  $50 for all three pieces

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Art Deco Textile Paintings. Germany, c.1920s-30s. Gouache on paper. These designs were intended for silk jacquard tie fabrics. The designs came from ... read more
    price:  $25 for each painting - your choice, or $150 for all seven paintings

  • 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

  • Group of 5 Old Japanese Indigo-Dyed Hand-woven Cotton Katazome. Assorted sizes: #1 10.75" x 13.25" selvedge to selvedge (sold); #2 13.25" x ... read more
    price:  $25 each piece - your choice (#1; #2; #3 SOLD)

  • Old Japanese Woven Cotton Fabric. 41" x 13.25" selvedge to selvedge. Main image shows it folded. Good condition except for two holes ... read more
    price:  $40

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Group of 6 Japanese Silk Yuzen Fragments. Hand-painted with textile dyes on chirimen (textured silk crepe). Were originally part of women's kimonos. ... read more
    price:  $60 for the group of 6 yuzen

  • 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

  • Japanese Silk Yuzen. Hand-painted with textile dyes on silk chirimen (textured crepe). Fall pattern of chrysanthemums growing on latticework. 25.75" x 14.5" ... read more
    price:  $75

  • Japanese Silk Yuzen. Hand-painted with textile dyes on silk chirimen (textured crepe). Very good condition. Interior view of a traditional Japanese house. ... read more
    price:  $50

  • Japanese Printed Fabric. Powerful pattern of eagles perched upon sword cases surrounded by full-blown peonies, chrysanthemums, and maple leaves. Most likely produced ... read more
    price:  $250

  • 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

  • Japanese Stenciled Cloth (Katazome). Issue 16, softcover. Kodansha, Japan 1980. 14" x 10.25". High quality "art book" publication. 40 pages with 60 ... read more
    price:  $60

  • Japanese Stencils (Katagami). Issue 19, softcover. Kodansha, Japan 1979. 14" x 10.25". High quality "art book" publication. 40 pages with 67 ... read more
    price:  $60

  • Japanese Stenciled & Painted Cloth. Issue 14. Kodansha, Japan 1978. 14" x 10.25". High quality "art book" publication. 40 pages with 28 ... read more
    price:  $60