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Global Arts, Cultures and Design
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See examples of Turkey red textiles in amazing close-up detail and see the different printing methods used.
An early example of a printed handkerchief produced by block printing....
Block printed design of a woman in a sari with peacock and floral border....
Copper plate printed design showing the building for the Exposition Universelle held in Paris in 1855....
Design showing large, simple white flowers on a red ground, printed using the lead plate process....
Design showing a tiger attacking a hunter created using the lead plate process then overprinted with a copper plate....
This design was produced in two stages: the white areas were created using the lead plate process then overprinted by the flat pre...
This is a cylinder produced design showing what could be intended to be the Indian goddess Lakshmi....
The pattern on this ridged piece of cloth was produced by the flat press process....
This design was produced in two stages. The dark red and lighter pink were produced by the flat press process then overprinted by ...