The Legend of Dabu – The Block Printing Technique
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The Legend of Dabu – The Block Printing Technique

What is Dabu? The word Dabu, derived from the word ‘Dabaana’ meaning press, is a block printing technique of using mud as a resist, to create patterns on indigo dyed fabric. With its main centers in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, this craft flourishes in areas that naturally has sticky clay like soil. Traditionally these…

Ajrak – The Ancient Art Of Fabric Printing
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Ajrak – The Ancient Art Of Fabric Printing

Moving ahead in our series of Block printing, we have one of the most popular forms of painting the fabric which is very common in the Kutch region of Gujarat – Ajrak. It is basically a technique of block-printing textiles in which artists use natural dyes, including indigo and madder. It is distinguished by its color-…