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A7967-1/1 <i>Qalamkar</i>, engraved wood block handprint on calico, probably Isfahan or Shiraz, Persia (Iran), made in India, late Qajar era, 1900s. Click to enlarge.

Qalamkar Persian handprinted calico قلمکار

Made
This rare and large qalamkar panel designed beautifully with Persian paisley (boteh jegheh) motifs and 'floral and leaf' (gol-o barg) patterns, is one of the most important wood block handprinted textiles from early 20th century Persia (Iran) in the Powerhouse collection. It was printed manually on handwoven calico (karbas) and used as a decorative wall panel by a wealthy family during the late Qajar era in Persia (Iran).

Because of low labour costs, this qalamkar was probably printed in …

Summary

Object No.

A7967-1/1

Object Statement

Qalamkar, engraved wood block handprint on calico, probably Isfahan or Shiraz, Persia (Iran), made in India, late Qajar era, 1900s

Physical Description

Wood block handprinted textile designed with Persian paisley (boteh jegheh) motifs and 'floral and leaf' (gol-o barg) patterns.

Dimensions

Height

2620 mm

Width

1400 mm

Production

Made

Cite this Object

Harvard

Qalamkar Persian handprinted calico قلمکار 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/195143>

Wikipedia

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