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Posted 9 months ago

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I don't have a clue where we picked this up and I can't tell if it's new or old. Just found it among a stack of poster from 20 and 30 years ago.

It looks like, perhaps, a wood block print. It is printed on very light, almost transparent paper/tissue with a type of laid finish.

Any ideas anyone?

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  1. artfoot artfoot, 9 months ago
    This is a "temple rubbing" (similar to a woodblock print) from Thailand.
  2. kyratango kyratango, 9 months ago
    Absolutely right, Artfoot! :-)
    Charcoal rubbed on rice paper.
    Google "Siam rubbing" images to see more.
  3. artfoot artfoot, 9 months ago
    Here's an exact identification for your rubbing -
  4. artfoot artfoot, 9 months ago
    I should add that this only identifies the location where the rubbing was taken. Yours is nicely done but don't assume that it is 18th Century vintage. These are still being made.
  5. chuckcollector, 9 months ago
    Thanks much folks. Very helpful.

    Wow, Artfoot, right on the money!
  6. kyratango kyratango, 9 months ago
    It seems you can mark it as solved :-)

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