doubori 胴彫
KEY WORD : art history / paintings
Lit. body carving. The carver of woodblocks for *ukiyo-e 浮世絵 prints who was responsible for the bodies of human figures, as well as the patterns on robes or background details of the key block *omohan 主版, which prints the all-important outline of a design. Only after a minimum of five years apprenticeship was a blockcarver allowed to try this aspect of carving. However, it required less skill and experience than the delicate carving of faces and hair *kashirabori 頭彫 which were left to the master engraver.


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