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Chapeywallah

conch shell, hand carved Indian wood printing block; textile stamp; pottery stamp,

conch shell, hand carved Indian wood printing block; textile stamp; pottery stamp,

Regular price $12.00 USD
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size - 3 x 4 cm

The Indian Wooden Printing Block known as the "Conch Shell" is a traditional artisanal tool used in block printing. This wooden block features a captivating and symbolic design inspired by the beauty and significance of conch shells.

Skilled artisans meticulously handcraft the Conch Shell block using high-quality hardwood, such as teak, rosewood, or sheesham. The wood is skillfully carved to create a raised surface that forms the intricate details of a conch shell. The block is typically compact and easy to handle, allowing for precise and controlled printing.

The Conch Shell block derives its name from its central motif, which showcases the graceful and spiral shape of a conch shell. In Indian culture, conch shells hold deep symbolic meaning and are considered sacred objects. They are often associated with religious ceremonies, purity, and the sound of the divine.

Functionally, the wooden block serves as a stamp in the block printing process. It is dipped in ink or dye and then pressed firmly onto fabric or paper, transferring the Conch Shell design onto the surface. The repeated impressions of the block create a visually captivating and spiritual pattern that adds a touch of symbolism and artistic expression to the printed design.

The Conch Shell block is versatile and can be used on various materials, including cotton, silk, linen, and paper. It finds application in creating textiles, garments, home decor items, and artistic prints with a spiritual and cultural theme. The conch shell motif brings a sense of sacredness, purity, and cultural richness to the printed designs, making it a popular choice among artisans and designers.

Beyond its functional use, the wooden block represents the craftsmanship and cultural heritage of Indian artisans. It symbolizes the connection between art, spirituality, and traditional customs. The Conch Shell block stands as a testament to the meticulous artistry of block printing, offering a timeless and profound aesthetic to the world of textile and fabric design.

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