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Artisan Spotlight

Dabu Block Printing Artisans

Block printing adds a certain rustic elegance to any textile. Combine it with the gorgeous Indigo and you create a combination that has an old world charm to it.

Block-print-artisans

Artisans behind our collection

Our Indigo range of textiles is lovingly handmade by highly skilled artisans from Akola; a village near Udaipur in Rajasthan; home to colour, culture and hand print industries. It is entirely handcrafted using the traditional Dabu block printing and indigo-dyeing technique.

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Heart the art

Hand Block Printing: The Perfectly Imperfect Art

The traditional Indian art of hand block printing has been around for centuries. But isn’t it fascinating how much in vogue it still is? And why wouldn’t it be? It is perfectly imperfect. How you ask?

Indian bock print quilt

 

A design is transferred onto a wooden block. The wooden block is then hand carved by a skilled artisan. The finished block is then dipped in dye and imprinted on a stretched fabric. The artist repeats this step to make succeeding impressions in different colours and patters.

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