Printing Block for Embroidery (India)

Printing block for embroidery, India, early 21st century. Printing block for embroidery, India, early 21st century. Courtesy Textile Research Centre, Leiden, acc. no. TRC 2008.0357.

The Textile Research Centre in Leiden, The Netherlands, houses a remarkable set of a printing block and two embroidery samples. The printing block and the samples (one of which is a sari band) and the other a test piece) originate from India and they date to the early 21st century. The printing block, illustrated here, measures about 4 x 3 cm.

See also the test piece and the embroidered sari band, both worked with the help of a printing block very similar to the one illustrated here..

See also the embroidery printing block, also from India, and also housed in the TRC collection.

TRC online catalogue (retrieved 30 October 2016).

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