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This design was produced in two stages: the white areas were created using the lead plate process then overprinted by the flat press process.
First the white areas were discharged from the red cloth by placing the cloth between two lead plates and passing a discharging liquid between them. Where the liquid came into contact with the cloth it bleached the red dye away. The black detail was then overprinted by the flat press process. As you can see, the alignment is not quite right. This design was manufactured by John Orr Ewing and Co. in the 1860s and 1870s.
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