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Indian Hand Carved wood stamps are a unique combination of Art, Skill & Functionality!

This one of a kind stamp is carved out of Pear wood and has been treated to make it very sturdy & hard for commercial use which is responsible for its typical black or charcoal gray color. (Please read the process below). The stamp dates back about 8-12 decades or more. This very antique wood block is in great condition and is still very functional. You can use it as a decoration piece to adorn your home or use it for stamping.

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 pear wood and 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. A few 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. Sometimes a wood handle is nailed at the back to facilitate holding while printing.

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!

This unique, jumbo size stamp features a geometric pattern, finely hand carved on the wood block. It is designed so impression can be repeated to make continued borders or used alone as a motif.

Stamp specifications:

Length = 6 inches (15.2 cms)
Width = 6 inches (15.2 cms)
Depth =1.5 inches (3.8 cms)
Weight = 625 g (22.05oz)

Please make sure that the stamp is thoroughly dried after use before putting it away. Store these in a dry place and it'll last you forever.

Due to the handmade nature of stamps, no two pieces would be exactly identical

Your item(s) will arrive securely packed in bubble envelope or box (for larger orders).

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Hand Carved Antique Indian Pear Wood Block Stamp- OOAK Large Geometric Motif (RESERVED)


  • Vintage Supply from 1900 - 1909
  • Material: pearwood
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
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