All our hand block printed quilts, throws & cushions are created for us by Rahul and his small family business in Jaipur which has been using traditional block printing methods to create wonderful textiles for three generations.
The traditional art of hand block printing on fabric has been passed down from generation to generation and has been practiced in Jaipur, Rajasthan for over 500 years. The labour intensive process involves using intricately carved wooden blocks to create the world renowned textile designs, which reflect the region’s nature in floral leaf and geometric motifs.
The designs we choose are drawn on to paper and are then transferred on to and carved in to Sheesham wood blocks. Every colour in our intricate designs require a separate block. Once the fabric has been printed it is washed to rinse out the excess dye and then the fabric is hung out to dry in the warm sun.
The villages of Sanganeer and Bagru on the outskirts of Jaipiur are home to many family printing houses and it is always an inspiration for us to visit each year.
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