Set of Ten Flat 5” x 7” Notecards with White Envelopes
Printed on 14pt Matte Card Stock with Blank Reverse Side for Message
Five Different Designs:
(The following four designs are from RUSSIAN TEXTILES: Printed Cloth for the Bazaars of Central Asia):
- “Floral Stripe”
- “Art Nouveau”
- “Ikat” (from SILK and COTTON: Textiles from the Central Asia That Was)
Use as notecards; gift cards; postcards; bookmarks
Price: $15 for the set, plus shipping.
Paisley Stripe Notecard
This fabric was block-printed in Russia during the 3rd quarter of the 19th century. The green was achieved by overprinting blue with yellow. Exported to Central Asia, this cloth became the facing for a woman’s silk warp/cotton weft (bekasab) striped robe in shades of chartreuse, rose, violet, and pink.
Russian textile manufacturers were as aware of fashion trends as their counterparts in the West. They all looked to France as the style setter. As a result, many printed fabrics exported to the bazaars of Central Asia had a decidely Western look. This roller-printed cotton was the lining for a woman’s adras ikat robe. It dates from the late 19th century.