When applied to textiles, Persian describes the earliest hand block printed cloths, still made through the Sindh, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Typically printed with paisley, arabesque or stylized small repeated motifs; in it’s simplest form, hand carved blocks pick up vegetable dyes and stamp the design onto calico.  These printed cloths, also called les Indiennes, and widely known in the west as Provencal prints work as well in a country cottage as a chateau; the designs are timeless and in the true original colours they are good enough yet unpretentious enough to slot easily into every cuture, into contemporary or classical schemes.

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