Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
This was sourced by the London flea-market dealer from Pakistan.
And when my eyes fell upon it, it was retrieved with difficulty from the back of a shelf. Lying in a plastic packet as a neglected group, these little ancient blocks from the Indus Valley Civilisation, the dealer originally intended to offer these to a museum but life events came in the way and were relegated to a forgotten corner. And thus, I got lucky.
Each end of the double-sided block has a unique motif representing a leaf or flower.
They size of the imprint varies from a few mm to 4 cm. What could such tiny blocks be used for?