92” long x 57” wide (photos show fabric folded in half)
Five joined lengths of handwoven, homespun cloth; each 11.5” (selvedge to selvedge)
Natural dyes – probably madder
Four holes (two of them patched with printed cotton)
Good to fair condition – small scattered stains and fading
This block-printed cloth was probably used as a backing for a quilt. While rather crudely printed, it has an appealing hand-made look. The printed fabric was called “chit”. The plain-weave cotton cloth itself was called variously, “karbos”; “karbaz”; “bos”; “boz”)
This large amount of fabric could serve well for restoration projects.
If you are interested in this block-printed cloth, please contact Susan Meller.