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Woodblock stamp for indianes

<p>Woodblock for stamping <em>indianes</em>, 18th-19th centuries, wood. Collection of the Ethnology Museum, Barcelona. &copy; of the photograph: Museum of the History of Catalonia (Ramon Manent)</p>

Woodblock for stamping indianes, 18th-19th centuries, wood. Collection of the Ethnology Museum, Barcelona. © of the photograph: Museum of the History of Catalonia (Ramon Manent)

Dyes for colouring textiles, especially cotton, became popular across Europe in the 18th century. The result was textiles with bright colours and different types of patterns that became known as indianes. This is a wooden block carved with a geometric floral design for stamping these indianes.

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