Blockwallah stamps are hand carved by skilled artisans in rural India. The carving is done on Shesham wood which is also known as Indian Rosewood.
Dimensions for this stamp: 5 cm x 1.8 cm
- When printing on fabric or paper, use a soft surface- for example putting a towel on a work table or using an ironing board.
- Apply paint on a sponge (kitchen sponges are great!) and tap the paint on the stamp. Print!
- It's best to use liquid paints with Blockwallah stamps. That way your print will be clear and rich.
- Fabric paint and acrylic paints generally work very well both on fabric and paper.
- After your block printing, wash the stamps with water and a brush. Dry them well with a soft towel and let them dry in an open place.
- You can also use them with clay, body art and even for making soap!
- Popular examples include prints on T-shirts, cards, bags, wall-paper, bed-linen and scrapbooks.
Blockwallah = 'Block' (Stamps) + 'wallah' (Hindi for seller)
Blockwallah is a Finnish-Indian family company that works directly with rural Indian artisans to produce hand crafted wooden printing blocks.
Blockwallah is run by Laura, a Finn living in India and her Indian partner.
The art of block-printing goes back over a thousand years, practiced by traditional artisans across the country. Blockwallah stamps are hand carved by skilled artisans in rural India. The carving is done on sustainable hard wood, Shesham wood, which is also known as Indian Rosewood.
Easy to use, to store, and to clean, these blocks promise a long printing life.
Blockwallah strongly believes in ethical work practices as well as dignity of labor. We feel that a business must benefit everybody involved as well as make a difference to the society we live in. Blockwallah also empowers impoverished women in India by providing them with employment throughout the production process.