I have been collecting art for a long time. All sorts of art:: paintings (oil, water, pastels, ink), sculpture (wood, metal, stone), tribal drawings (some painted on cow dung!), textiles, and even photographs.
The antique textiles I have belong to one particular region in India called Kutch. Many of them are over 70 to 90 years old. Most of them are in excellent condition. Some are embroidered and some are appliqued. There's a rich variety of colours, motifs and techniques. All beautiful!
My love of fabrics inspired me to make and sell handbags on Etsy. I use wool, cashmere, leather, cottons, and some blends to make handbags with clean contemporary lines and beautiful patterned fabrics. I don't use patterns, and I stay clear of 'designer' fabrics. I free cut all my bags, so they're never really the same size or shape. My latest handbags are made from hand spun, hand loomed cottons (khadi) from India, and some have hand blocked prints on them.
I have three shops on Etsy, one for my handmade fabric handbags, one for my vintage embroidered folk art textiles and one for my jewelry. Here are the links: