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Calico & Shawl Printing in Kilmarnock

Calico Printing Block (3)

Period:
19th Century
Description:

Dye was applied to material using wooden printing blocks carved with the intricate patterns. The material was laid out flat on a table and the block to which dye had been applied, pressed down onto it. Only one colour could be applied at a time.

 

The alternative view shows the reverse of this printing block with recessed hand grips.

Materials/Media:
wood
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EATX038a; EATX038b
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


Alternative Views:

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