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Ajrakh block printing samples
Dimensions: Other: 27.4 x 12.5 cm (10 13/16 x 4 15/16 in.)
Medium: cotton, paper, sand
Made in: India, Dhamadaka
Made in:
Made in: India
Description: 7 samples depicting types of Ajrakh resist block printing attached to paper descriptions, all samples are in browns or creams and have the same pattern of circles, stars and dots. Described as 1. plain white washed cloth; 2. Cloth dyed in myrobolan; 3. Resist printing "Khaarekh kunnwaali", "Rehn" block; 4. Printing of alum; 5. Painting of Iron; 6. Cloth after being washed; 7. Cloth boiled and dyed in alizarin.
Inv. No.: 2008.57

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