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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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
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