Chaap Occasional Chair
The art of carving a wooden block is known as Xylography, and although the origins of block carvings are lost in the folds of history, it is believed that this skill travelled from Sindh across the sub continent. Like Hand Block printing, Block making is an endangered craft. Many block printers are succumbing to the lure of screen-printing and digital print.
In our Chaap collection we have tried to find another con- text for this exquisite age-old craft.
In this piece, blocks steeped in antiquity are set in a minimal- istic design creating a beautiful coexistence of modern and traditional.
Handcarved Sheesham Block