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Types of Fabric Printing

Posted by Ramesh Ramakrishnan on
A Great variety of textiles were woven and printed in every nook and corner of INDIA. These contributed to a unique garment tradition of uncut and draped textiles.  The irregularities that you see are a natural characteristics of hand block prints, hand embroideries and hand woven fabrics. They are the proof of garments being made by hand. They are not Defects but Effects of hand made. No two garments are alike, making them unique. By buying this garment you are helping in keeping the traditional INDIAN ART alive. Here is a select representation of the DIVERSE CRAFT SKILLS unique to each.

HAND BLOCK PRINTING

 

HAND BLOCKS FOR TEXTILE PRINTING

India, since ancient times is known for its unique arts and crafts. Different types of hand printing techniques are used in this country by people of varied customs and culture. One of the most popular form of hand printing is hand block printing.

 

 

WOODBLOCK PRINTING

WOODBLOCK PRINTING

Woodblock Printing is a technique for printing images or patterns used widely throughout East Asia and originating in China in antiquity as a method of printing on textiles.

THE BAGRU PRINT

BAGRU PRINT
BAGRU PRINT

The three-centuries-old tradition of block printing is kept alive with the efforts of Bagru artisans. Keeping the convention, these artisans smear the cloth with Fuller's earth got from the riverside and then dip it in turmeric water to get the habitual cream color background. After that, they stamp the cloth with beautiful designs using natural dyes of earthly shades. Even today, artisans use traditional vegetable dyes for printing the cloth. Like, the color blue is made from indigo, greens out of indigo mixed with pomegranate, red from madder root and yellow from turmeric. Usually Bagru prints have ethnic floral patterns in natural colors