Block Printing

Block printing is a technique that dates back as far as the second century. Used for printing patterns, images, and text onto textiles and paper alike, this technique requires a wood block that has been carved away creating what looks like a stamp, called a relief pattern. Ink is then applied to the block, which is pressed onto the desired material, creating a print. There are three different kinds of block print, including stamping, rubbing, and printing in a press. These methods have been most popular in East Asia, Japan, and China.  This technique is still widely used in fashion today.

Block Printing
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