A Hand Carved Woodblock: Tight Arrangement of Floral Motif
mid twentieth century
9 3/4" x 14 1/4", 24.5 cm x 36.25 cm
This lovely object is a hand-carved wood block which would have been one of several used in creating a colorful wood block print: each of its two sides is carved with a design of a crowd of tightly bunched flowers.
The block still shows evidence of the colored ink that was used to imprint a design on to paper, and there are hand written references on each of its sides.
A really charming object that piques curiosity and in itself is a beautiful thing.