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

Hand carved by skilled artisans in India, this lovely wood stamp block features a bunch of grapes. This block is just under 2 inches (5.1 cms) in length, about 1.25 inches (3.2cms) wide and 1. 5 inches (3.8 cms) thick.

P.S: The images are enlarged to show detail; please see the given specs for exact size

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).

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 craftsmem. 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 more about the traditional method of printing with these wood stamps, read my blog post:
http://charancreations.blogspot.com/2011/09/process-used-in-traditional-indian.html

P.S: Due to the age of this block, the temporary white paint on the motif has come off a bit at certain places but as you can see the design is completely unharmed and would make a perfect impression

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Hand Carved Indian Wood Stamp Block- Bunch of Grapes

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