This is a huge vintage Indian wood carved textile block stamp. This large block with initial carving and areas of pinning is guarded with three layers of wood, one used as a lever or handle. It is 19" x 5 1/2." Condition is commensurate with age. Textile block printing had its origins in CHina and developed in India in the 12th century. This piece is not that old, but it is a nice vintage piece. It is marked on the back with a carved 1656 and the letter B. SC.
Massive Vintage indian Wood Carved Textile Block Stamp