Here's a link to an incredible dress from 1780s made of Indian Chintz. Such colors and bold patterns!
It’s incredible to see the intricate details carved on old woodblocks. Dots worked into the patterns (or not) helped the worker line up the block from spot to spot. A block was colored (think of stamping –rolled on, or pressed onto the dye) and pressed against fabric, then imprinted with a tap from a mallet. The process continued, block by block down the yards and yards of fabric. Consider that in a yard and a half , the process on 45” material would have been done 91 times alone with a 4” sq. block. (note-45” wide material is the norm now, not then!)