A detail from my vintage Leacock table cloth; the panel shows musicians, a dancer, a stork, and other birds. My label calls the pattern ‘Shalimar’ but other labels visible on Etsy give the name ‘Sultana’. There are some lovely colorways available.

A detail from my vintage Leacock table cloth; the panel shows musicians, a dancer, a stork, and other birds. My label calls the pattern ‘Shalimar’ but other labels visible on Etsy give the name ‘Sultana’. There are some lovely colorways available.

A detail from my vintage Leacock table cloth; the panel shows musicians, a dancer, a stork, and other birds. My label calls the pattern ‘Shalimar’ but other labels visible on Etsy give the name ‘Sultana’. There are some lovely colorways available.

A detail from my vintage Leacock table cloth; the panel shows musicians, a dancer, a stork, and other birds. My label calls the pattern ‘Shalimar’ but other labels visible on Etsy give the name ‘Sultana’. There are some lovely colorways available.

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20th-century textile prints and accessories from Europe & the US inspired by Persian painting, Islamic art & by western responses to Middle Eastern culture. Orientalist Threads is the continuation of Vintage Voyager, a blog on vintage clothing and accessories from 2006-2011. This tumblr shows items from my collection and comparable pieces available online.

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