Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The World's Largest Collection of Printing Blocks

I've been thinking lately of these pictures I took in India in 2007 of the world's largest collection of printing blocks. I visited this house just outside of Jaipur as part of my research on the history of block printing, and every wall was covered with shelves and shelves of blocks: a catalog of patterns from the last several decades. If you look closely you might recognize the pattern from your tablecloth or sheets; I found a few I recognized in the piles.

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