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Directory: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Sewing: Pre 1900: item # 867560

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Xinjiang textile printing blocks
Eclectic ensemble of five poplar wood print blocks for cloth from Xinjiang Province. As the majority of people of Xinjiang are Muslim Uighur, Turkic speakers- the patterns reflect a Central Asian identity rather than Han. These would have been used by hand as evidenced by the well worn polished grips on the sides of some of the pieces. These are circa 19th century, a couple being possibly older, bordered by the Gobi Desert to the north with rest of the province encompassing the Taklimakan desert, it is one of the driest regions in the world so wooden objects stay amazingly well preserved.


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