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.

  • 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:  $50 for all six pieces

  • Silk Ikat Fabric. Uzbekistan, circa 3rd quarter 20th century. 96" x 15" selvedge to selvedge. Single-faced. Excellent condition (the folds will iron ... read more
    price:  $60 for the length

  • The Book of Silk. Philippa Scott. Thames and Hudson, London, 1993. Blue cloth-covered hardcover with dust jacket. 12.5" x 9.75". 256 pages; ... read more
    price:  $20 (was $65 new)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • a Piccoli Punti: Imparaticci e modelli per ricamo dell'Ottocentro tra arte e decorazione. Raffaella Serana. Published by Instituto Geografico De Agostini, Novara, ... read more
    price:  $40

  • 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

  • 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:  $60 for all 5 pieces

  • 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

  • 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:  $175

  • 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:  $40

  • Selvage to Selvage: Textiles from East to West. Spink exhibition catalogue, June 10th to July 10th, 1998. 12.5" x 9.75" Very good ... read more
    price:  $25

  • 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:  $100 for all three ledgers

  • 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

  • Woman's Silk Robe. Uzbekistan, c.1870s-80s. Shohi silk (similar to silk taffeta); lined with Russian roller-printed cotton; adras ikat facing (still retains original ... read more
    price:  $250

  • 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:  $225

  • 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

  • Group of 3 Vintage Japanese Silks. Collected in Japan in the 1970s - may be older. #1 Printed Obi Silk 12'9" x ... read more
    price:  $30 for all

  • Group of 6 Vintage Japanese Printed Silks. Gathered in Japan in the 1970s. Assorted sizes: #1 29" x 7.25" 1 selvedge (shown ... read more
    price:  $25 for all

  • Japanese Design Book. Japan, 1934. One of a set of three volumes. 14.25" x 9.5". 25 pages with 2 images per page ... read more
    price:  $90

  • 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

  • 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:  $40 for the group of 5 designs

  • 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

  • Art Deco Plate 1 from Formes et Couleurs by Auguste h. Thomas. France, c.1922. This is an original pochoir-printed plate on heavy-weight ... read more
    price:  $50

  • 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 Japanese Kasuri Salesman's Samples. Machine-made, black cotton(?). Bought in Japan in the 1970s. 4 samples are 7" x 14.5" selvedge ... read more
    price:  $20 for the group

  • 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 SOLD)

  • Group of 4 Old Japanese Katazome. Assorted sizes: #1 16.5" x 13" one selvedge; #2 23" x 13" selvedge to selvedge (3 ... read more
    price:  $40 for all

  • Group of 10 Japanese Ikats. Assorted sizes: #1 cotton 29" x 8" no selvedge; #2 cotton 50" x 9.5" one selvedge; #3 ... read more
    price:  $40 for the group

  • 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:  $25

  • Group of 4 Old Japanese Cotton Indigo-Dyed Katazome. All are handwoven selvedge to selvedge and in good condition. #1 is crisp and ... read more
    price:  $30

  • 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:  $325

  • 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:  $125

  • 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:  $100 for the group of 9