UZBEK BLOCK-PRINTED COTTON CLOTH (VFNB-116)

Uzbekistan, late 19th-early 20th century


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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.

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Price: $75.00
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