Our Embroiderers Guild were approached by the daughter of a 103 year old .Her mother had taught textiles and had travelled ,collecting textiles on her trips around the world.
She could no longer live alone so was moving into sheltered housing ,but wanted her collection of fabrics and sewing related items to go to good homes.
Amongst the large number of items brought to our meetings were these pieces ,photographed by Sally.
She and Viv recognised them as Miao and rescued them .
She contacted Gina Corrigan who identified them as extremely fine, and very rare examples from Shidong (spelling?)
With permission granted ,they will now join Viv and Sally's textile collection ,which is to be donated to the museum, and hopefully available for study for many years to come.