Sheila Paine is an expert on tribal societies and textiles and is the author of Embroidered Textiles: Traditional Patterns from Five Continents and the trilogy The Afghan Amulet: Travels from the Hindu Kush to Razgrad, The Golden Horde: Travels from the Himalaya to Karpathos, and The Linen Goddess: Travels from the Red Sea to Prizren. She lives in England.
Women’s masks from Minab and Gorbedan, Sheila Paine, textile collector, sells her stash
The Power of Red and More – Travels and Textiles by Sheila Paine + Shelia Paine with the Mujahideen + Embroidered Textiles book by Sheila Paine + Amulets: A World of Secret Powers, Charms and Magic book + More… amulets + Fabric Folios + All wrapped up.
Clare Coles embroidered wallpaper
Cecilia Heffer: Lace Narratives.
Amulets as jewellery: Amulets: Sacred Charms of Power and Protection.
p.s.: embroidery links: Lucky Jackson.