Antheraea sp.

 

Description: Block printed head scarf of chanderi cloth, a blend of cotton weft and tussah or tasar silk (Antheraea sp.) warp, made in Jaipur, Rajasthan, by a family highly skilled in block printing.  They used old blocks that date back generations and that are intricate, producing a detailed design.  Depending on colors and pattern, some prints are superimposed four to six times to achieve these designs.  Purchased in November 2010 by mail-order.  Hand loomed.

Production Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Measurement: 54cm x 214cm

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