The capacity to make beautiful wooden batik stamps has been built, and now the students have begun making these stamps to order for a number of interested customers. A big thanks goes out to Henning Lemcke, a German volunteer who came to the school for a visit and demonstrated the technique to myself and some of the carpenters in the Vocational Department.
In the following video, one of the vocational carpenters Richard, uses a fret saw to carve one of 37 stamps commissioned by a fellow Peace Corps Volunteer Emily Kernen. The batik stamps depict various yoga poses and turned out beautifully. The stamps have excited a number of prospective future customers, as Richard has now perfected making these stamps and is now taking custom orders.