Sunday, October 2, 2011

Vermiculate

Irregular wavy lines which look like worm tracks. (vermiculatus..Latin for 'worm like in shape')


These designs were often used as a filler pattern in palampores and Kashmir shawls.  Metal strips were embedded into wooden printing blocks to create this pattern in the 17th century.  The design continued in the 18th/19th century etched into copper plates and rollers.


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