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Printing Block (USA), 19th century

This is a Printing block. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1925. Its medium is wood, metal. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.



Fine, linear components of block-printed designs were often created with copper strips and pins. The diagonal bars seen throughout this block were intended to mimic the distinctive diagonal effect of twill weave.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 36.7 x 37.5 cm (14 7/16 x 14 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Printing Block (USA), 19th century; wood, metal; H x W: 36.7 x 37.5 cm (14 7/16 x 14 3/4 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1925-1-368

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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