wood-block printing


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wood-block printing

[′wu̇d ¦bläk ′print·iŋ]
(graphic arts)
Making prints from wood blocks by use of a press.
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Wood-block printing had been practiced for centuries in Japan, but colors of the prints were muted, and they were typically limited to grays and blacks.
Wood-block printing is thought to have begun in ancient China, making its way to Europe only in the latter part of the thirteenth century.
Other featured artistic techniques include Vietnamese lacquer painting, temari fiber arts (threadballs), Japanese wood-block printing and Chinese brush painting.