Re:- Can anyone explain?


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Posted by Noel Chiappa on July 18, 2003 at 23:24:43:

In Reply to: Re:- Can anyone explain? posted by Elisabeth Lundin on July 18, 2003 at 10:07:52:

> To take something away from a woodblock is easy. But to add something
> is far more difficult - if not impossible. How do you think they
> managed to make the change of name? Did they carve a new black
> woodblock, or maybe a separate block for the new name? Perhaps a stamp?

To add/change something is not that hard, and it's something the woodblock
carvers did on a regular basis. They cut a hole in the block, and plugged it
with a new section of wood, which they then carved to print whatever new
pattern they wanted. Examples of this are pretty common, actually.

Noel




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