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Posted on: November 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] “The Beautiful Art of Indian Hand Block Printed Textiles” at Branigan Library

Indian Hand Block Printed Textiles

The public is invited to Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 for the presentation “The Beautiful Art of Indian Hand Block Printed Textiles.”

Hand block printing on cotton fabric by means of carved wooden blocks is one of the prime examples of traditional textile decorating processes still practiced in India today. The inks might sometimes be more modern, but the basic processes have remained essentially the same for centuries. In this illustrated presentation, participants will go on a virtual tour of the northern Indian state of Rajasthan to explore textile producing centers that still utilize the tradition of wood printing block carving, textile dying or printing, and learn about the processes involved in this ancient and beautiful folk art.

This program is free and part of the library’s First Wednesday Happenings series. For information, or to register for the program, contact the Reference Department at 575/528-4005 or email the library at

Save gas and avoid traffic. RoadRUNNERs Transit can get residents to the library. Branigan Library is on Route 1, Stop 2.

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday.

This document can be made available in alternative formats by calling 575/528-4102 or the TTY number, 575/528-4008. Anyone who requires an accommodation for a disability to participate in this event, should call the library at least 48 hours in advance at 575/528-4102 or the TTY number at 575/528.4008.

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