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These designs are made from a couple of Japanese carved wooden fabric stamps I found last weekend at a local ephemeral Japanese antiques store. They are my attempts at 2 shades of indigo dye. Virtual antique Japanese stamped indigo fabric! __
The background is slightly textured. This is the more open version of this fabric, with the flowers separated from each other. More suitable, I think, for curtains and clothing, while I like the other for cushions. These colors print very much as you see them here. __
Oct 2011 update: turns out that although these stamps came from Japan, they were made in India.
Dec 2012 update: I ave adjusted the intensity and contrast to compensate for the duller color in the new printing system, to get back the soft but rich color it had before.___
Note: the brown version of this design has gone to another collection, to be ordered in February 2014.