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About The Lotus Collection

Established in 1988, Kathleen Taylor The Lotus Collection is one of the leading sources for decorative textiles in the United States. We offer high quality antique European, Asian, and Ethnic textiles, including tapestries and other wall hangings, table covers and general textiles. We welcome private parties, interior designers, architects, art consultants and museums. The gallery was located in historic Jackson Square in San Francisco from 1990 to 2015 when we moved to Sausalito. Kathleen Taylor holds a BA in Art History from Mills College, Oakland, California. Through extensive research and travel, Kathleen is considered an expert in the field of antique textiles, particularly 18th century English, Italian and French textiles used for clothing or interior decorati ... Learn More
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Rain cloak (charkab) from Bhutan
Dimensions: H 46 in. W 4 ft. 3 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wool
Rain cloak (charkab) from Bhutan
Offered by The Lotus Collection
20th Century Bhutanese Textiles and Quilts
Wool
Rain cloak (charkab) from Bhutan, Bumthang Region made of wool, plain weave...
Dimensions: H 44 in. W 39 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Japanese furoshiki (wrapping cloth)
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Early 20th Century Japanese Textiles and Quilts
Taisho Period (1912-1926) dynamic Japanese furoshiki (wrapping cloth)probab...
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 8 in. W 45.5 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Mariano Fortuny stenciled cotton with leaf and cro...
Fortuny
Offered by The Lotus Collection
20th Century Italian Textiles and Quilts
Early 20th century Mariano Fortuny (Venice, Italy) stenciled cotton with a ...
Dimensions: H 29.5 in. W 19.5 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
English (Spitalfields) yellow watered silk
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Textiles and Quilts
c. 1760 English (Spitalfields) yellow watered silk with a damask pattern in...
Dress of silk ikat from Uzbekistan
On Hold
Dimensions: H 4 ft. 1.5 in. W 5 ft. 10.5 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Dress of silk ikat from Uzbekistan
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 19th Century Uzbek Textiles and Quilts
A late 19th/early 20th century dress of silk ikat from Uzbekistan (possibly...
Dimensions: W 21 in. L 21.75 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Materials & Techniques: Silk
An 18th century Turkish red wool square
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Textiles and Quilts
Silk
An 18th century Turkish red wool square embroidered in silk and metallic th...
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 8 in. W 30.5 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
A late 19th/early 20th century silk ikat from Uzbe...
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 19th Century Uzbek Tapestries
A late 19th/early 20th century silk ikat from Uzbekistan (possibly Bokhara)...
Dimensions: H 8 ft. 8 in. W 29 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
17th Century pair of Embroidered Column Covers
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Tapestries
A pair of 17th century Italian polychrome silk floss embroidered column cov...
Kaitag
Dimensions: H 46" W 30"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Materials & Techniques: Cotton, Silk
Kaitag
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Textiles and Quilts
Cotton, Silk
A late 18th century silk embroidered panel on a green cotton ground called ...
Dimensions: H 4 ft. 1 in. W 34 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Wedding blanket by Buyi minority, China.
Offered by The Lotus Collection
20th Century Chinese Textiles
Early 20th century wedding blanket by Buyi minority group Guizhoi Prov., Ch...
Tibetan Silk Kesa
Dimensions: H 4 ft. W 8 ft. 5 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Tibetan Silk Kesa
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Tibetan Textiles
Tibetan kesa (Buddhist priest's garment) in yellow silk cloud-patterned dam...
Dimensions: H 83" W 33¼"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Ceremonial Lawon Scarf
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 19th Century Indonesian Textiles
A late 19th century Indonesian (Sumatra) ceremonial presentation scarf (law...
Dimensions: H 22½" W 52"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Mounted Crewelwork Valance
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Valances
A very fine circa 1735 English crewelwork valance with bold floral polychro...
Dimensions: H 35 in. W 7 ft. 7 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Silk Floss Embroidered Antependium
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Tapestries
18th C. Italian silk floss embroidered antependium with boldly drawn large ...
Framed Yukata Stencil
Dimensions: H 17 in. W 46 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Framed Yukata Stencil
Offered by The Lotus Collection
20th Century Japanese Decorative Art
First half of the 20th century Japanese yukata stencil made of mulberry pap...
Brocaded Cover
Dimensions: H 7' W 48½"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Materials & Techniques: Silk
Brocaded Cover
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Textiles and Quilts
Silk
An unusual 18th century French brocaded cover with flowers in pale peach an...
Dimensions: H 43½" W 105"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Materials & Techniques: Silk
Japanese Temple Hanging
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 19th Century Japanese Textiles
Silk
Japanese silk temple hanging with large brocaded mums in beige and gold (ki...
Dimensions: H 39" W 21"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Spitalfields Brocaded Silk
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Textiles and Quilts
English (Spitalfield's) cream silk brocaded in polychrome silk floral desig...
Dimensions: H 92" W 73½"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Embroidered Bedcover
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 19th Century Chinese Textiles
c.1860 Chinese export (Macao) silk polychrome embroidered bed cover with a ...
18th century Italian Silk Hanging
Dimensions: H 7 ft. 8 in. W 5 ft. 8 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
18th century Italian Silk Hanging
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Decorative Art
18th century Italian blue silk moire bed hanging with red and yellow silk a...
Dimensions: H 9'5" W 46"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
French Silk Needlepoint Panels
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Textiles and Quilts
17th century French pair of silk needlepoint panels decorated with grapes, ...
Mounted Cotton Boro
Dimensions: H 5 ft. 3 in. W 5 ft. 9 in. D 0.75 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Mounted Cotton Boro
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 19th Century Japanese Decorative Art
19th c. Japanese cotton futon cover called "Boro" made from recycled indigo...
Dimensions: H 39½" W 46"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Mid 1960's English "op art" silk screened cotton
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Vintage 1960s English Textiles and Quilts
Mid 1960's English "op art" silk screened cotton after a design by David Ba...
Armenian Marash Embroidery
On Hold
Dimensions: H 67" W 70½"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Armenian Marash Embroidery
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 19th Century Armenian Pillows and Throws
Late 19th century Armenian interlaced embroidery (Marash) on green colored ...
17th century Needlepoint Hanging
Dimensions: H 9 ft. 4 in. W 5 ft. D 0.07 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
17th century Needlepoint Hanging
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Tapestries
Italian, early 17th century needlepoint hanging, background in ivory silk f...
Voided Silk Velvet
Dimensions: H 23¾ " W 87¼ "
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Voided Silk Velvet
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 19th Century French Textiles and Quilts
An opulent c.1870 French voided red silk velvet with a gold metallic ground...
Dimensions: H 88½" W 37½"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Art Nouveau Celadon Silk Panel
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Early 20th Century French Textiles and Quilts
A very fine French Art Nouveau (1885-1914)celadon moire silk damask pattern...
Sapphire Blue Moire Silk Damask
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Textiles and Quilts
A rare c. 1750 French (Lyon) sapphire blue moire silk damask patterned with...
Dimensions: H 80½" W 30"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Printed Cotton Panel
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Early 20th Century English Textiles and Quilts
Early 20th century English cotton printed panel with a repeated pattern of ...
Dimensions: H 47½" W 46½"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Finely Embroidered Panel
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Textiles and Quilts
Circa 1700 French yellow silk skirt panel finely embroidered in silk with f...
Bargello Needlepoint
Dimensions: H 8 ft. 3 in. W 5 ft. 11 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Bargello Needlepoint
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Tapestries
Italian 17th century bargello needlepoint table carpet, in polychrome silk ...
Silk Lampas
Dimensions: H 60" W 42¾"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Silk Lampas
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Early 20th Century French Textiles and Quilts
Circa 1920 Lyon, France (possibly Tassinari) green and gold silk lampas wov...
Dimensions: H 59" W 50"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Nigerian Cotton Indigo Shawl
Offered by The Lotus Collection
20th Century Nigerian Tribal Art
A rare cotton indigo shawl from Nigeria (Benin or Hausa) with open work des...
English Needlepoint Panel
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 7 in. W 33 in.
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Materials & Techniques: Wool
English Needlepoint Panel
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Tapestries
Wool
c.1725 English needlepoint panel in wool and silk depicting a charming grov...
Japanese Silk Brocade
Dimensions: H 52¾" W 26¼"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Materials & Techniques: Silk, Metallic Thread, Gold
Japanese Silk Brocade
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Japanese Textiles and Quilts
Silk, Metallic Thread, Gold
A late 18th century Japanese silk brocade with a navy blue ground brocaded ...
Dimensions: H 60" W 48"
Dealer Location: Sausalito, CA
Buyi Minority Wedding Blanket
Offered by The Lotus Collection
Antique 19th Century Chinese Textiles and Quilts
Wedding blanket by Buyi minority group Guizhoi Prov., China embroidered in ...