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Chapeywallah

sitting hare, hand carved Indian wood printing block; textile stamp; pottery stamp,

sitting hare, hand carved Indian wood printing block; textile stamp; pottery stamp,

Regular price $17.00 USD
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size : 7x4 cm
custom sizes also available as per customer request on custom orders

The Indian Wooden Printing Block known as the "Sitting Hare" is a traditional artisanal tool used in block printing. This wooden block features a charming design of a hare in a sitting position.

Skilled artisans meticulously handcraft the Sitting Hare 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 the hare's body, including its ears, eyes, paws, and tail. The block is typically compact in size, allowing for easy handling and precise printing.

The Sitting Hare block derives its name from the central motif, which depicts a hare sitting down. The hare's features are intricately depicted, capturing its graceful posture and unique characteristics. The design showcases the attention to detail and the skill of the artisans in creating a lifelike representation of the animal.

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 sitting hare design onto the surface. The repeated impressions of the block create a visually captivating pattern that adds a touch of nature and whimsy to the printed design.

The Sitting Hare 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. The sitting hare motif adds a sense of playfulness and natural beauty 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, nature, and traditional techniques. The Sitting Hare block stands as a testament to the fusion of organic motifs and the meticulous artistry of block printing, offering a unique and timeless aesthetic to the world of textile and fabric design.

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