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Embroidery Printing Block (India)

Embroidery printing block from India, early 21st century. Embroidery printing block from India, early 21st century. Courtesy Textile Research Centre, Leiden, acc. no. TRC 2008.0356.

The Textile Research Centre in Leiden holds a number of printing blocks from India. They include blocks specifically used for transferrring designs in preparation of embroidery. The present block is about 5 x 5 cm. In the centre it has an X-shaped motif enclosed by squares with an elaborate outer border.

Traces of an incised design can still be seen underneath the metal outlines. The metal for this block came from the strap wrapped around a wooden pallet and its goods.

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

TRC online catalogue (retrieved 30 October 2016).

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