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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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