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This design originates in Italy in at least the 18th Century.

Variations can be found throughout Europe and through the centuries. Papers like this would be printed one at a time on a hand press on hand carved wooden blocks. The block would have been inked with a thin paste-based ink, the paper laid on top, and the pressure applied would be from a barren or a muller. Our block printed papers use archival oil-based inks and are placed in a press. Essentially the process is the same, with a few alterations. They are printed by hand. 

Read our blog post about the design and its history here.

These are printed on 100% cotton paper from Khadi Papers in India, handmade from recycled garment industry offcuts. Read more about our materials.

Prints are hand printed on our printing press from 1910 in our studio.

Signed & numbered editions.

Image size: 11.5 x 16 inches
Paper size: approx. 13 x 17 inches

Available framed in our STL Store and at in-person events. 

Bone Black
Burnt Umber
Burnt Orange

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What do you hang in the 120+ year old home of an artist who loves old wallpaper? FRAMED old wallpaper prints, of course. I couldn’t love this more.