Meet the Artisans Who Still Carve Printing Blocks by Hand

by - Tuesday, October 06, 2020


Block printed cloth is incredible. But where do all those wooden blocks come from? From another entire community: the community of block carvers. Wooden blocks eventually wear out and need to be recut. Maiwa's relationship with traditional printing methods keeps an entire community of block carvers working. We also commission blocks to sell in our stores so that all artisans can experience the wonder of working with wooden blocks

Some blocks are designed by us, but most are designed by the very clever geometric imaginations of the carvers themselves. We've just had a huge order arrive - and they are fantastic!

It is not necessary to print with these blocks to appreciate how beautiful they are. They work as extraordinary objects that will inspire you each time you see them.


This year’s holiday shipping times are going to be difficult to predict.

For international shipping,
please plan ahead and allow a generous amount of time.

To our U.S. customers – don't forget that the exchange rate works in your favour, it's like an extra discount.

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