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SHADES OF GREY

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HISTORY:

Hand block printing is a centuries old Indian art form that utilizes a hand carved teak wood block that is dipped in dye and stamped by hand onto cotton dhurry.

DESIGN:

The design for the block is usually a traditional Indian motif. The motif is traced onto a block by a master craftsman who then chips away at the block to create a stamp.

This hand-crafted piece may have slight irregularities and minor difference in design which only add to the unique charm of the product

PRINTING PROCESS:

The printing process begins by pre-washing the fabrics in the river in order to reduce water consumption. The fabric is then dyed, laid flat on a table and fixed firmly to the table with pins. Four to five basic natural colors are used that are then mixed together to form a multitude of colors. The block is then dipped in the dye and stamped firmly by hand onto the fabric. Finally, the fabric is rinsed in the river and hung to dry in the sun, minimizing energy consumption.

SIZE:

we generally make 20″ x 20″ ( but it can be customized in any size)

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