CHINESE/ASIAN WOODBLOCK PRINT

WARRIOR ON HORSEBACK

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

Asia

DATED

unknown

MEDIUM

Woodblock print

SIGNED/DATED

None

DIMENSIONS

Unframed

510mm x 730mm

PRICE

£95

 

Nice large black and white wood block print of a chinese warrior on horseback - great condition

Woodblock printing is a technique for printing text, images or patterns used widely throughout East Asia and originating in China in antiquity as a method of printing on textiles and later paper. As a method of printing on cloth, the earliest surviving examples from China date to before 220 AD. Woodblock printing existed in Tang China during the 7th century AD and remained the most common East Asian method of printing books and other texts, as well as images, until the 19th century.