This listing is for a set of stamps carved by the Oshiwa Namibia Team. The sets have been designed to fit into a cardboard box which slips into a flat rate envelope. This is about the same size as a standard sheet of computer paper. So, to envision the sizes of the stamps, print out the photo of the set to fit a full sheet of paper.
Box Dimensions: 11.25" x 8" Metric: 28 x 20 cm
Oshiwa Designs produces hand carved stamps in a small workshop in Namibia, Africa. All of the designs are original to the carvers who interpret their African heritage in their personal way. Most designs are geometric, although there are also many animal motifs as well.
How to use: The stamps can be used on paper or fabric for printing or they can be imprinted into clay. They can also be used with wax or other resists for batik printing. See the Oshiwa website for detailed instructions: www.oshiwa.com There you will also find images of the carvers, ideas for products, the history of the workshop and other useful information.
Almost every stamp is signed by the carver. As an end user, you may sell products made with our stamps, but the patterns/designs may not be reproduced for resale. The stamps are made from African Wawa Wood, originating from sustainable plantations controlled by the Forestry Dept. of Ghana.
Photos: The first photo is of the item for this listing. Also included is a photo of the Oshiwa Namibia Team, a sample stamp and a set of stamps to give an idea of scale and one of the carvers working on a stamp. The stamps are available as singles or in sets. Sets have been priced at 15% off of what they would have been individually. Visit our shop here on Etsy for a great selection on designs!
We thank you for your support and hope that you will spread the word about Oshiwa to your peers.
Combined shipping on multiple purchases, free shipping in the US for orders over $100, $5 off on shipping on international orders over $100, and 15% off orders (on singles) over $150. Discounts are already reflected in the shipping price. As there is no room in the flat rate envelope for other sets or single stamps, extra orders incur the same shipping, but we'll try to keep shipping as inexpensive as possible.
All purchases are normally shipped using the United States Postal Service's flat rate envelopes. For larger orders and if wishing to use a different carrier, please convo first.
Our preferred method of payment is through Pay Pal, paid immediately upon purchase of item.
We will accept checks and money orders, but orders will not be shipped until payments are cleared.
Kentucky purchases (United States) will be taxed an additional 6% for sales tax.
If no payment has been made with no explanation from the buyer, orders will be canceled within three days, a negative given on feedback and the item re-listed. Please notify us if payment cannot be made immediately. It is time consuming and annoying to try to chase people down for payment.
Returns & exchanges
All purchases made of Oshiwa stamps will be refunded in full (for any reason) if returned within 3 days of receipt. Please let us know about a return first. Shipping costs will NOT be refunded.
We want you to be happy with what you get.
Lost items rarely happen, but when they do, it's a pain. No getting around it. In over 10 years of selling online, only one item has not made its destination but several have taken months to reach certain destinations overseas.
No losses can be processed with the post office until one month after the shipment date. Most orders can be tracked through your Pay Pal account as we use Pay Pal to print the shipping labels.
No consignment. If you are interested in a large wholesale purchase, we would need to consult on a case by case basis with Anita in Namibia.