10 Spectacular Woodblock Prints of Dragons

Woodblock printing emerged in China in 220 as a method for printing onto textiles and later paper. The method is simple, but highly effective. An image is carved into a wooden block ‘in reverse’: areas that appear white in the print are cut away and those that appear black, or a particular colour, are left at surface level. The wooden block is then stamped, rubbed or pressed onto a piece of textile or paper to create a detailed image.

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