Hand carved wooden printing blocks

These blocks are purchased under fair trade conditions from craftsmen in Rajasthan.

Block printing is one of the traditional methods used for producing patterns on cloth in India. Printing blocks are carved from local hardwoods by craftsmen using techniques that are thousands of years old. These printing blocks or stamps can be used to print on paper, cards and fabric such as cushions, table cloths or T-shirts. At the simplest level, posters paints sqeezed on to pieces of felt make printing pads for printing on paper. Children of all ages can use these simple techniques to create intricate and excitng patterns. The blocks can be cleaned easily by soaking in warm water and re-used for many years.   

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Paisely
Height 8 cm ..
£3.00
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Dahlia
This block is 6.5 cm in diameter. It is finely carved and shows block carving art at its best..
£5.00
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Hathi
This design is made by using 3 separate blocks for different parts of the picture. Each block can..
£6.00
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Spray
Height 8.5 cm ..
£3.00
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Sprig
Height 6.5 cm ..
£3.00
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Leaf border
This block is 12 cm long. It represent a traditional Indian pattern and can be used to make a sea..
£5.00
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Butterfly
Width 2 cm ..
£2.00
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Elephant
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£3.00
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Jaal
This block is used to print a continuous pattern across paper or cloth. It has registration marks..
£3.00
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Daisy
Width 4 cm ..
£2.00
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Turtle
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£3.00
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Geometric border
This block is 13 cm in length. It can be used to make a continuous border round the edge. The blo..
£5.00
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