So, for this week’s photography challenge over atย The Daily Post, I was supposed to click the intimate details of something fascinating. Well, cooped up in an empty apartment on a rainy day, I could not set off to the fields to shoot the insides of dandelion blossoms (which is by the way used as a very effective literary metaphor in Joanne Harris’sย Peaches for Monsieur le Cureย that I have been reading over the week). Thus, I groped through my belongings (I was supposed to be packing anyway) and came up with these beautiful wooden blocks I had picked up from a flea market in Jaisalmer.

Elephant motif wooden block
Butterfly motif wooden block

Paint smeared elephant

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8 comments on “Intricacy

  1. Lovely set of blocks, and a lovely find for a rainy day indoors ๐Ÿ™‚ They sort of look like stamps that you can dip in paint and use to make patters and prints – even if you are an adult! That is such intricate designs of the elephant and butterfly, wonderfully carved.


    • Hey Mabel. Thank you for reading through the post ๐Ÿ™‚ These blocks are indeed used by local Indian artisans to create patterns on saris, scarves and bedsheets. Block printing is a celebrated folk art in India.

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