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Small Cat, hand carved Indian wood printing block; textile stamp; pottery stamp,

Small Cat, hand carved Indian wood printing block; textile stamp; pottery stamp,

Regular price $15.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $15.00 USD
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Size Approx: 4.5 x 4.5 cm
custom sizes also available as per customer request on custom orders

The Indian Wooden Printing Block known as the "Small Cat" is a traditional artisanal tool used in block printing. This wooden block features a charming and intricate design of a small cat.

Skilled artisans meticulously handcraft the Small Cat block using high-quality hardwood, such as teak, rosewood, or sheesham. The wood is skillfully carved to create a raised surface that forms the detailed features of the cat, including its ears, eyes, whiskers, and tail. The block is typically small in size, allowing for precise and controlled printing.

The Small Cat block derives its name from the central motif, which depicts a small and adorable cat. The cat's features are intricately depicted, capturing its curious and playful nature. The design showcases the attention to detail and the skill of the artisans in creating a lifelike representation of the feline.

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 small cat design onto the surface. The repeated impressions of the block create a visually captivating pattern that adds a touch of whimsy and charm to the printed design.

The Small Cat 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 small cat 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 Small Cat 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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