Textile Stamp

About this object

Narrative

The stamp design was carved based on a drawing (see 3396/6). Also see 3396/5 for an image created with this stamp.

Iconographic meaning

Image of the Hindu deity Ganesh. The maker described this design as a "non-traditional style Ganesh".

Physical description

Woodblock or textile stamp carved with an image of Ganesh. Block has uneven sides with a large wood handle attached to one face, and the stamp design on the other. The elephant deity is depicted in profile, wearing a crown, holding things in three of his four hands, and sits with his feet together. He sits on a low platform with four feet. In the upper right corner is a small mouse. The stamp area is grey-brown from the use of ink.