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20s Tree-Of-Life Batik

Cindy Cox, button collector and aficionado extraordinaire featured on Stylesight.com, found these three 1920s, tree-of-like batiks at the bottom of a box of fabric from a local Texas auction, and brought them to the Antique Elegance Show so we could all see her find. The batiks were mostly likely used as wall hangings and were brought back from India, or British India (which parts of India were called until independence in 1947), in the twenties. The panels are huge, and the printing and vibrant colors is unlike any modern batik I have ever seen, with hand, block printed boarders as well. Truly, an incredible textile and fabric inspiration, complete with a 1920s batik squirrel. Can you spot him?

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Above (All): 1920s Batik Wall Hangings of The Tree of Life

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  • Laura Katz

    I have a piece that may be the same as the first tree-of-life posted. I got it many years ago at the Rhinebeck Antiques Fair. This and many other textile treasures are available for purchase from my Archive. contact me at: laura@hvi.net.
    I’ve been a working designer in Home furnishings for decades and have amassed a terrific collection! All inquiries welcome.

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