Brass Elephant Wood Block Stamp
Stamp measures 1.5" by 1"
Unique Brass Print Block - This isn't a run of the mill printing stamp. Every inch contains Indian-esque stripes, swoops, and swirls, all created out of brass. Designers hand draw elaborate patterns on teak wood blocks, then brass workers inlay the designs into individual stamps. Because each stamp requires a significant time investment, artisans often make a limited quantity, then move on to a new design.
Long-Lasting - Master block printers estimate that a single stamp lasts for 1500 meters of fabric. Both teak wood and brass hold up well over time, ensuring that your stamp will last for years. Since brass can't chip, they're the perfect stamp for kids to use.
Artistic Accents - Love the patterns but don't want to get paint all over your kitchen table? Prop two or three up on a bookshelf as an artistic accent, or frame them on the wall for a funky bohemian look.
Indian Connection - For centuries, block printers in India have stamped bright, paisley-esque designs. Today even non-Indians can print textiles, stationery, and pottery with the same materials used for hundreds of years. A Trade For A Trade works with an organization dedicated to providing training and resources to revive the livelihood of designers, carvers, and hand block printers. Workers are paid a fair wage, and have access to many social and educational projects in the community.