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A block-printed textile with a floral and vine pattern on a dark-coloured ground.


Woodblock Printing Traditions from Across India

The process of stamping designs on fabric using dye-soaked, hand-carved wooden blocks is known as woodblock printing....

Includes 6 articles

Block Printing Balotra Printing Bagh Print Bagru Printing Ajrakh Machilipatnam Block Prints


Understanding South Asia’s Most Recognisable Dyes

Indian textile dyes date back four thousand years, with the earliest evidence being madder-dyed cloth fragments from ...

Includes 6 articles

Aal Dye Indigo Chay Root Dye Lac Dye Madder Dye Turmeric Root Dye
A painting of a bat with its right wing extended.


Company Painting: Art, Empire and Science

A category of artists who emerged out of an interaction between Indian and European culture and scientific exploratio...

Includes 5 articles

Ghulam Ali Khan Company Painting James Skinner Patna School Sewak Ram