Turkish Kandili / Tokat vintage wood block print (103 x 103cm)

£ 180.00

103 x 103 cm  //  3ft 5" x 3ft 5"

The amused bird is nesting on a vivid yellow ground cloth

This Turkish domestic lightweight cotton cloth was possibly originally used as a Bokça wrapping cloth or headscarf.
 Kandili is an Asian suburb of Istanbul, which formally had a significant Greek population where wood block printing went on and by which name these prints are popularly known. The other larger centre of woodblock printing being Tokat close to Izmir in Western Turkey, this being the more probable attribution.

Fresh and in excellent condition

• first half 20th C 

Ref. 17458

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