I'm not sure if this is historically accurate enough to be called a banyan, but if not it's still pretty close.
|A picture of a different block I carved,|
because I forgot to photograph my fish block.
|First 2 colours printed.|
I based my pattern on several different extant banyans/dressing gowns. The edges of the panels go straight down, so that the bottom corners are all right angles and the border design can be applied nicely.
|A terrible photo of most of my pattern.|
|The border applied to the hem.|
|Lining, with fish print facing.|
|Fish on the ends of the sleeves.|
|Finished lining. You can also just barely see the very small collar.|
|The bottom back panel is one large rectangle pleated into the top piece.|
The hem is bound in dark blue linen, which I put through the bias tape folder.
|It fastens with 2 blue plastic buttons.|