This beautiful wood stamp features a floral and paisley motif, finely hand carved on the wood block. The stamp is close to 3.5 inches (8.9 cms) from top of the design to bottom, 2 inches (5.1 cms) at the widest part across and 1.5 inches (3.8 cms) thick.
This motif is reduced by 30% from its original price, due to slight damage. Tiny piece(s) may have chipped off. This is minor and should not affect the quality of impression greatly.
P.S: The pictures shown here are of the original stamp and not the damaged one. If you'd like to see the photos of the damaged stamp, please message me
P.S: Due to handmade nature of this product, no two stamps will be exactly identical.
Your item(s) will arrive securely packed in bubble envelope or box (for larger orders).
Indian Hand carved wood textile blocks were traditionally used to print on textiles using natural dyes derived from plants, and other organic sources. But the possibilities for their use are endless. You can also use these wooden stamps for stamping or printing on paper, fabrics, wallpaper, doing temporary henna tattoos, scrapbooking, and impressing clay, tiles, ceramics, handmade soaps etc. They can be used practically anywhere; just use your imagination!
These are carved out from various seasoned woods, including teak wood but a majority are carved of sustainably harvested brown hard Indian sheesham wood (also known as Indian Rosewood - a member of the Teak family). These stamps are carved by skilled craftsmen. Design is etched on the underside of the block. Two to three cylindrical holes are drilled into the block for free air passage and also to allow release of excess printing paste/dye. The newly carved blocks are soaked in oil, usually mustard oil for 10-15 days to soften the grains in the timber.
Block Printing is an ancient Indian art of printing, especially on fabrics & textiles, dating as far back as the 12th century. Now nearly a lost art, this handcraft work will soon be lost to modern printing techniques like automated web presses and silk screening that is replacing handmade, hand carved wood print blocks. Help promote, preserve and revive this unique dying art!
To find out more about the traditional process used in Indian Textile Block Printing, please read my blog post: http://charancreations.blogspot.com/2011/09/process-used-in-traditional-indian.html
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