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Carved Wood Batik Printing Blocks from Turkey

Carved Wood Batik Printing Blocks from Turkey


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Middle Eastern: Textiles: Pre 1910: Item # 897630

Please refer to our stock # 10-52 when inquiring.
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 $200.00 
Hand printed fabrics were created with these early 20th century carved wood printing blocks from Turkey. Each of the five variously sized and shaped blocks is deeply carved with different types of flowers. The four smaller blocks are shaped with a hand grip on the sides; the largest block most likely was placed in a handled holder. These relics of Turkey’s textile industry probably were used to print silk, as the production of even enough material for a scarf would have required considerable time. Lighted to show the deep carving, the blocks make interesting shelf or wall displays. They range in size from 4 to 10 inches. See the captions on our photo enlargements for individual measurements.