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-…

Bagru – Rajasthan’s Block Printing Technique
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Bagru – Rajasthan’s Block Printing Technique

Bagru is a small village just 30km from Jaipur and it has been preserving India’s biggest tradition: the traditional Hand Block Printing Technique! In India, the Block Printing technique is peculiar to the state of Rajasthan. This art fascinates India’s visitors since decades and there are even many workshop opportunities to explore this century old…

Block Printing – History And Importance
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Block Printing – History And Importance

One of the oldest printing methods technique – Block Printing. A carved piece of wood or any other type of carved block like linoleum is used to imprint an image on paper or fabric. This is basically a stamp that you press onto paper, cloth or other material using ink. Block-printing can be done with…