CREATING NEW BLOCK PRINTS FOR THE SEASON PART 2
Nothing brings music to my ears more than the gentle tap tap tapping of the carver’s tools on an 8” block of teak wood!!
Once the print design has been finalized, the carvers trace it onto the block of wood and set about painstakingly carving and chipping away until the outline is complete.
Each color in the print has to have a different block carved, but they must all fit together like a jigsaw to make the final design. There could be five or six in total, and can take over a week to carve! Phew!
The blocks themselves are so beautifully decorative that I display them in my home once printing is over. Drop in for a cup of tea sometime and I’ll show you….
Love from Jaipur xoxo