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85/2811 Printing block, wood, India, c. 1870. Click to enlarge.

Printing block, India

Made 1850-1890

These are excellent examples of wooden printing blocks from India, which help illustrate the technological process of fabric printing in India.

Summary

Object No.

85/2811

Object Statement

Printing block, wood, India, c. 1870

Physical Description

Printing block, wood, India, c. 1870

Rectangular wooden textile printing block. The printing face has a four-tiered horizontal geometric border design. The handle on top of the block has angled undersides for grip, and is attached to the lower block with small metal nails. The wood is madder dye stained.

Dimensions

Height

80 mm

Width

190 mm

Depth

70 mm

Production

Made

1850-1890

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mr Werner Rares through The Australian Costume And Textile Society, 1985

Acquisition Date

24 September 1992

Cite this Object

Harvard

Printing block, India 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 May 2019, <https://ma.as/46652>

Wikipedia

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