Group of Jaipur Enamelers at work. (From “Jaipur Enamels,” by S. S Jacob and T. H. Hendley 1886.) In 1886 I wrote (Author T. H. Hendley) the text to accompany… Read More
The procession represents the Emperor, Akbar Shah II., surrounded by all the pomp of his court, proceeding along the edge of the Jumna river, accompanied by the British Resident and his staff. It is very characteristic of the past glories of the great Moghul House.
Travels in the island of Iceland during the summer of the year MDCCCX, by George Steuart Mackenzie a. o.
Three bronze shoes, the first worn on stage by the actress Miss Ada Cavendish. Ladies’ Dress Shoes of the Nineteenth Century.
The plate represents a country maccaronara; for so are called those public houses where nothing but macaroni is sold; and no village is without them. The Neapolitan macaroni is easily known by not being twisted like that of Genoa, but straight, or bent only at one end.
Japan embroidery. Fukusa. Border with silk and gold brocade executed in opus plumarium stitches. The ornamental arts of Japan by George Ashdown Audsley.
Hawaiian Feather Work of the Polynesian natives of the Hawaiian Islands. Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum.
The fabrics here illustrated show two styles of artistic treatment; the ground of one being uniformly purple-black, produced by the silk warp ; while the ground of the other is in bands of different colours, produced, with the exception of those in black, by the silk threads of the woof
Belle Époque. Portrait of a Lady by Giovanni Boldini at l’Exposition universelle de Paris, 1889.
Victorian Era. Shoemaker’s craft. The cordonnier artist (shoemaker, cobbler) has apparently considered his lines as carefully as the best of yacht builders.