Calico printing block

Calico printing block. Block made from four layers of wood. The top layer being carved to make the greatest part of the pattern. Felt has been laid into the parts of the carving to form thicker lines. The centre of the pattern has been formed with brass strips driven in the wood base.

Details

Category:
Textile Industry
Object Number:
Y1969.72.2
Materials:
copper (metal), textile, wood (unidentified)
type:
printing block
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Gift of Steed, Mc Alpin & Co Ltd

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