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Block carvers in Ba­gru use a wooden ham­mer and steel chisel to carve the in­tri­cate de­signs used for print­ing. A bor­der block like this will take three days to carve by a skilled ar­ti­san. THIS PAGE LEFT TO RIGHT Wood carv­ing ar­ti­sans at Stu­dio Ba­gru. Af­ter the wood is pol­ished, a thin layer of white paint is ap­plied, then the de­sign traced onto the sur­face of the block. Us­ing a steel chisel and wooden ham­mer, the de­sign comes to life; Stu­dio Ba­gru founder and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Jeremy Fritzhand.

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