Block Printed Prayer Arch (Kalimkari)

Kalimkari literally means painted fabric. In the 19th century the painting was replaced by block printing, which is the technique used on this particular piece. The motif indicates it was made for the Islamic market and its small size means that it was made for domestic use.

Circa: late 19th c.

Origin: India

Material: cotton, printed and glazed

Condition: very good

Dimensions: 14" x 22"

Inventory number: TX2981



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