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Posts from the ‘Featured Textiles’ Category

Miao Bronze Silk Embroidery Ribbon Pillows

September 17th, 2015

Daniel Pontius

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Venezia Pillows

August 30th, 2015

Daniel Pontius

This is the first group of pillows that were inspired by trips to Venice, specifically doorways and pediments. These have been photographed without inserts to better see what is still a favorite compositional theme. All sold.


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Rich Continental Appliqué and Embroidered Silk Velvet Pillows

August 17th, 2015

Daniel Pontius

This is a pair of well worn but natty velvet pillows. The remains of the silk velvet is a rich shade of teal blue. Distressed pale yellow and red silk appliqué frame central vase panels. The side frame is composed with vintage hand woven silk ribbon made of Miao butterfly embroidery.

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Ndop Indigo with Huang Ping Embroidery Piecework Pillow

August 3rd, 2015

Daniel Pontius

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Akha Appliqué Jacket

July 17th, 2015

Daniel Pontius

This Akha women’s jacket is decorated with beautiful appliqué patterns in pinks reds and yellows. These are outlined with couched thread of contrasting colors. Also noted are embellishments of buttons and seed tassels.






Indigo Resist Dye Pillows

July 17th, 2015

Daniel Pontius

A pair of pillows made from antique indigo cottons: a selection of hand loomed pieces– depicting a floral border with hand loomed cotton from Hebei or Shandong province, China.

These have sold but click on the photo and see what other indigo pillows we have available.

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Moon Pillows

May 21st, 2015

Daniel Pontius

Made from fragments of Japanese Boro Textiles, Miao Indigos, Indian cottons- all hand sewn.



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New Pillow Designs

April 28th, 2013

Daniel Pontius

Here are some  things that I am  working on this week:  fantastic chain stitch Hmong embroidery– silk on cotton–combined with  a hand loomed hemp. They will be part of our Kaili Pillow Collection at Pontius SHOP –Our Kaili Collection is named after Kaili City, China– the capitol of the Miao people and other ethnic minorities who are known for their exquisite well crafted embroidered textiles.


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Color Combinations

April 16th, 2013

Daniel Pontius

This fragment jumped off the shelf at me when I looking for Fez Textiles in Paris this past June.  Probably Greek  late 18th to Early 19th C– a fabulous piece of inspiration- long and narrow with 3 odd but delightful patterns embroidered in silk and metallic threads on a homespun linen. Bellow are details of the embroidery.

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May 25th, 2012

Daniel Pontius

This is a quote that I came across reading The Sun King, by Nancy Mitford. Read about it in the archives.

This is done with a  vintage cotton thread on linen–the quote is from Nancy Mitford’s book, The Sun King.

In spite of being one of history’s most famous sodomites, Monsieur had two wives, a mistress and eleven legitimate children…the Grandfather of Europe every Roman Catholic royal family has him among its ancestors. All the kings of France after Louis XIV as well as Marie Antoinette and the son of Napoleon.