Block printing is an ancient textile tradition that originated centuries ago in the Rajasthan region of India. The technique involves stamping designs onto fabric by hand, using carved wooden blocks. Block printing is a very labor-intensive process which requires time, teamwork and a tremendous level of skill.

‘ Block printing is a method of dying and technique of creating patterns on fabric using hand carved blocks.’ 

The block printing process goes beyond pressing blocks onto fabric. There are so many steps involved, from carving each wooden block to preparing fabric, mixing dyes, and applying final touches. Each block printing technique requires artistry, skill, and patience.  It is the sum of these tasks that produces our gorgeous block printed fabrics. 

The wooden blocks are carved according to the design required and dipped into the natural or vegetable dyes and colors and then pressed on the cloth for the printing on fabric. Local artisans pre-wash the cloth or fabric to make the block printing art more eye-catching and beautiful. Pre-washing the fabric also ensures the woodblock printing gives a natural and clean look to the block printing designs which will be carved on the fabric.

Once the block is carved the master prepares the dyes and colors for printing on fabric by mixing three to four colors together. The colors prepared are then kept inside a small wooden tray and the blocks need to be dipped in the color each time before printing on the fabric.

After the block printing process, once the dye has dried, the fabric is washed in the local water bodies or washing tanks in the manufacturing unit. The block print design is hanged to dry in the sun through the natural process by reducing the carbon footprint and making it sustainable.

How many blocks it takes to create a print depends on the design. Each color and each design element requires its own separate block. A simple design might require just three blocks, but a complex design might need up to 30 blocks!

Block print tops

Block Print Blouse

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Block print tops

Block Print Blouse

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Block print tops

Block Print Blouse

 39,95

Block print tops

Block Print Blouse

 39,95

Block print tops

Block Print Blouse

 39,95

Block print tops

Block Print Blouse

 39,95

Block print tops

Block Print Blouse

 39,95

Block print tops

Block Print Blouse

 39,95