Carving a Printing Block

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum

An integral step in the block-printing process takes place before any textiles are involved. The carving of a printing block is in itself a highly skilled practice, requiring a team of craftspeople specialising in different stages of the process. The V&A filmed this process step by step, as craftsmen at Yaseen Wooden Block Makers in Jaipur, Rajasthan, turned a plank of wood into an intricately carved printing block.

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  • Title: Carving a Printing Block
  • Creator: Victoria and Albert Museum, London
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