Thank you to everyone who viewed our sixth installment of "What the...What?" If you weren't sure just what that carved wooden object was, you'll be excited to know it's an antique stamp. This cute one had a peacock on it, but these stamps came in all sorts of designs and were used to stamp fabrics or make patterned wallpaper. These intricate designs are hand carved --- amazing!
Here is the full wooden fabric stamp. This example was about 10 inches by 8 inches.