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Mushroom Head, hand carved Indian wood printing block; textile stamp; pottery stamp,

Mushroom Head, hand carved Indian wood printing block; textile stamp; pottery stamp,

Regular price $12.00 USD
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Size 4.60 cm X 5.30 cm

The Indian Wooden Printing Block known as the "Mushroom Head" is a traditional artisanal tool used in block printing. This wooden block features a unique mushroom-shaped design at its top.

Skilled artisans meticulously handcraft the Mushroom Head block using high-quality hardwood such as teak, rosewood, or sheesham. The wood is carefully carved to create a raised surface that forms the distinct mushroom shape. The block is typically compact and easy to handle, allowing for precise and controlled printing.

The Mushroom Head block gets its name from the mushroom-shaped design at its top. The mushroom cap is intricately depicted with details such as gills, ridges, and a rounded silhouette. The design captures the charm and organic nature of mushrooms, creating a visually appealing motif.

Functionally, the wooden block serves as a stamp in the block printing process. It is dipped in ink or dye and pressed firmly onto fabric or paper, transferring the mushroom design onto the surface. The repeated impressions of the block create a cohesive and uniform pattern.

The versatility of the Mushroom Head block allows it to be used on various materials, including cotton, silk, linen, and paper. It finds application in creating textiles, garments, home decor items, and artistic prints. The mushroom motif adds a whimsical and nature-inspired touch to the designs.

Beyond its functional role, the wooden block represents the craftsmanship and cultural heritage of Indian artisans. It showcases the intricate artistry involved in block printing and the connection to nature. The Mushroom Head block stands as a testament to the fusion of organic motifs and the meticulous techniques employed in block printing, offering a unique and captivating aesthetic to the world of textile and fabric design.

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