Antique Block Printed Paisley Kalamkari Hanging


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Antique Block Printed Paisley Kalamkari Hanging

A fabulous Antique Kalamkari wall hanging, dating from the late 19th/early 20th century. The central medallion with a field of scrolling foliage and birds within multiple borders and a wide paisley band to the top and bottom edge, the reverse lined in coral colour homespun cotton/linen fabric.

Made in two halves and hand stitched with a central seam.

Kalamkari textiles are hand block printed on cotton using natural vegetable dyes including madder and indigo. Made in India for the Ottoman Islamic market.

In very good condition, the fabric remains strong, a few tiny pin pricks and very small area of staining but due to the profuse decoration not really noticeable.

This hanging is part of a collection of antique textiles and Islamic works of art collected by Sir Horace James Seymour GCMG CVO (1885 – 1978) whilst Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Iran from 1936 - 1939, and until recently remained in the Seymour family by descent.

233cm long x 163cm wide.


  • H: 233cm (91.73in)
  • W: 163cm (64.17in)


Circa 1900

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With a lifelong passion for the subject, Lisa has worked in the word of art and antiques for over 25 years.  Sixteen of these were spent as a Director of an Auctioneers in London before moving to South West France with her husband Marc Allum to restore a rambling 17th Century Chateau, which they used as base to host art and antique holidays. 
After returning to the UK in 2012, Hand of Glory was born, offering an eclectic mix of antiques, objects and.... in the words of John Tradescant; 'anything strang (sic)'
In addition to running Hand of Glory, Lisa also writes for various magazines.
Clients are welcome to view pieces at the shop opened in November 2019 at 34 Market Place, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3HP. Opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Other times by appointment.
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