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Posted 6 months ago

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shrine
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A comparative large low table with rosewood frame and top composed with Indian printing blocks. The blocks once been used in fabric printing in Indian traditional way, where rosewood blocks and vegetable dye employed. Tourist can still find this kind of fabric on Indian local market but they are dying industry as both veggie dye and rosewood became more expensive. I suppose this business would fade out in decades, if not years.

Some fabric could be found here for curious eyes.
http://www.aalamwaar.com/hand_block_printed_natural_fabrics.html

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  1. racer4four racer4four, 6 months ago
    V cool!
  2. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 months ago
    Very cool indeed! I've never seen a woodblock print, let alone a table of them.
  3. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    Superb table! I love this reusing of old pieces in such a decorative and useful way. The link is nice too!
    Want to see more of yours!
  4. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 months ago
    Shrine, this is so unique... Love it...
  5. shrine shrine, 6 months ago
    Thanks for loving everyone, this piece was made to order, perhaps one in its kind.
  6. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 6 months ago
    Hi Shrine, sorry to ask for your opinion again, but you're the only person i know to ask. I wondered if you can tell what the writing says on these figures, wether its a signature or proverb maybe? Thank you
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/117942-small-japanese-figures?in=user
  7. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    Hi shrine,
    I hope your keeping well? I haven't seen you around for awhile. I was hoping you might give an opinion on these..
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/121793-japanese-chinese-lacquer-goblets?in=user
    And in relation to your lovely table here, i thought you might like to see this. I think it could be an English wood block, no idea of its age.



  8. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 months ago
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/121770-wood-block-for-printing

    Oops sorry forgot to add it :)

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