Chaap - Wall Art
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 context for this exquisite age-old craft. In this piece, blocks steeped in tradition and antiquity are set in a frame which is modern and minimalistic creating a beautiful coexistence of old and new.
Handcarved Sheesham Block