Paisley Kalamkari textile from India.
Hand blocked vegetable and iron oxide dyes on cotton.
The fabric is printed using patterned wooden stamps.
Unusual design with peacocks and calligraphy Arabic Mameluke writing, great earth tone colors. Made in India for the Persian market, circa 1920.
Qalamkari literally “pen-workmanship,” are block-printed and hand-painted cotton textiles that are used for wall-hangings, bed-coverings, table-coverings, and other functions.
Kalamkari is a form of Persian woodblock printed textile that originates from Esfahan in central Iran over 400 years ago.
Dimensions: H 98 in. x W 33 in. x D 0.13 in.