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Mini Bee, hand carved Indian wood printing block; textile stamp; pottery stamp,

Mini Bee, hand carved Indian wood printing block; textile stamp; pottery stamp,

Regular price $10.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $10.00 USD
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size : 3.2 x 2 cm
custom sizes also available as per customer request on custom orders

The Indian Wooden Printing Block known as the "Mini Bee" is a traditional artisanal tool used in block printing. This wooden block features a small and intricately designed bee motif.

Skilled craftsmen create the Mini Bee block with precision and care. They typically use high-quality hardwood like teak, rosewood, or sheesham to carve the block. The wood is meticulously shaped to form a raised surface that represents the detailed bee design. The block is usually compact and easy to handle, allowing for precise and controlled printing.

The Mini Bee block gets its name from the central motif of a bee. The bee is depicted with delicate wings, body segments, and other intricate details that capture the essence of this tiny creature. The design of the bee is artfully crafted to showcase its unique characteristics.

As a functional tool, the wooden block serves as a stamp in the block printing process. Artisans dip the block in ink or dye and firmly press it onto fabric or paper, transferring the intricate bee pattern onto the surface. The repeated impressions of the block create a visually appealing and uniform design.

The versatility of the Mini Bee block allows it to be used on various materials such as cotton, silk, linen, and paper. It finds application in creating a wide range of products, including textiles, garments, home decor items, and stationery. The small size and intricate detail of the bee motif make it suitable for adding charming accents or creating patterns in designs.

The Mini Bee block not only demonstrates the skill and craftsmanship of Indian artisans but also represents the cultural heritage and connection to nature. It reflects the significance of bees in Indian traditions and their role as pollinators. The use of the Mini Bee block in block printing showcases the fusion of nature-inspired motifs and the timeless artistry of the crafts

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