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Welcome to Carolyn Forbes Textiles

Here you will find a diverse collection of select antique, vintage and designer clothing as well as hand made antique laces, heirloom linens, embroideries and weavings from near and far spanning the centuries, along with world and ethnographic textile arts and costume.

The antique and vintage clothing collection is carefully selected to represent the definitive styles and design vocabulary inherent in each time period with a focus on surface ornamentation, construction details, quality of materials, and innovative and imaginative cuts. The antique textiles are collected with an emphasis on the rare, early, historical and the skillfully handmade, with design elements that reflect the time and culture of their origins.

Carolyn Forbes has been involved in collecting and purveying fine antique textiles and vintage clothing for nearly 30 years. Working closely with fashion and fabric designers, collectors, museums, and textile enthusiasts, with sales on the internet and trade shows in the Northeast, her studio is located in a historical mill building on the banks of the scenic Souhegan River in Southern New Hampshire.

Carolyn Forbes Textiles is always interested in purchasing fine antique textiles and clothing, with particular interest in Chinese robes and textiles, fine heirloom laces, European and World embroideries and weavings, as well as colorful, elegant and imaginative ladies and gents clothing & accessories from all periods.

Please email info@carolynforbestextiles.com for inquiries.

Website designed and created by: Stephanie Persephone.