Block Printed Calico Fragment

Calico refers to light cotton fabric, covered with a small repeating floral print and originally produced in southwestern India. This dyed green fragment features a woodblock printed motif in red, pink and dark green. Europeans came to admire such textiles for their striking colors and designs as well as for their durability.

Circa: late 18th or early 19th century

Origin: India

Material: cotton

Condition: a delicate fragment with numerous holes all stabilized and mounted to cotton

Dimensions: 19" x 62"

Inventory number: TX4377



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