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Big Elephant, hand carved Indian wood printing block; textile stamp; pottery stamp,

Big Elephant, hand carved Indian wood printing block; textile stamp; pottery stamp,

Regular price $19.00 USD
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Size 12.5 X 8 cm

The Indian Wooden Printing Block known as the "Big Elephant" is a captivating and majestic artisanal tool used in the traditional art of block printing. This block showcases the grandeur and beauty of the elephant, a revered animal in Indian culture.

Meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans, the Big Elephant block is made from high-quality hardwood, such as teak, rosewood, or sheesham. The wood is expertly carved to create a raised surface that beautifully captures the intricate details of the elephant's form. The block is typically larger in size, allowing for a more impactful and commanding design.

The design of the Big Elephant block highlights the majestic and awe-inspiring presence of the elephant. The elephant's regal posture, gracefully curved tusks, and expressive eyes are intricately depicted, showcasing the reverence and admiration Indians have for this magnificent creature. The level of craftsmanship and attention to detail on the block is truly remarkable.

The wooden block serves as a stamp in the block printing process. To use it, the block is dipped into ink or dye and pressed firmly onto fabric or paper. The raised elephant design on the block imparts the pattern onto the surface, allowing artisans to create a repeated motif that captures the grandeur and strength of the elephant.

The Big Elephant block offers immense creative possibilities. It can be used to print on various materials, including cotton, silk, linen, and paper. Its design lends itself well to a range of applications, from textiles like sarees, tapestries, and home furnishings, to art prints, stationery, and other artistic projects. The block allows artisans to incorporate the majestic presence of the elephant into their creations.

Beyond its visual appeal, the Big Elephant block embodies the cultural heritage and symbolism associated with elephants in India. Elephants hold great significance in Indian traditions, representing power, wisdom, and good luck. The block serves as a testament to the deep connection between nature, spirituality, and art in Indian culture.

The Big Elephant block is not just a tool for block printing; it is a masterpiece that reflects the artistry and craftsmanship of Indian artisans. Its commanding presence and intricate design make it a cherished and prized piece among collectors, artists, and anyone who appreciates the beauty of Indian handicrafts. Whether used in traditional designs or contemporary creations, the Big Elephant block adds a touch of magnificence and cultural richness to any printed creation.

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