Mohd. Ayyub Tahir
Wooden Block Maker
F-58, Shaheen Bagh, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110025
"The wood used for Blocks is Sheesham from Farrukhabad Uttar Pradesh. The pieces are left to dry for a year or two. The surface has to be rubbed and smoothened, which is a long process. The motifs are first drawn on the surface, before the final carving can begin. Large square blocks have several motifs carved on it, which are then cut into smaller blocks. Numerous motifs like Fluttering mynahs, parrots, peacocks, and galloping tigers carry hidden messages in Ara-bic."