Saturday, May 5, 2012

Crafty Cows 4- Indian block print stamps on clay


I knew when I found these cool wooden stamps on the street in Mumbai that they'd be put to good use in the art room.  They're made for block printing (see a wonderful video of Indian artisans carving and using the stamps to print on cloth here).


The Crafty Cows gals and I are on ceramics kick right now, so we used the stamps to add texture to some bowls and platter.  There will be many more where these came from!

5 comments:

  1. These are really beautiful! Nice job! Love the stamps!

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  2. OOH I love the fabulous paisleys! Very cool!

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  3. You may have just saved my life! I am in Mumbai at the moment and have been desperately looking for these wooden stamps.Please can you suggest where I might find some?

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    1. Ooh lucky-- hope you're having a blast. We stayed in the Colaba area and there are tons of vendors on the street there in the evening (on Colaba Causeway)-- that's where I bought these. We also saw a whole bunch in the tourist oriented flea markets in Goa. Good luck, I'm sure you'll be able to find some!

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    2. Thank you so much, I'll check it out and see what I can find!

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