Artisans, monsoons, & good news: a COVID update

Dear friend of Saffron Marigold, We are extremely grateful that we can continue operate our fair trade boutique and serve our customers during this global pandemic–we know that many brick-and-mortar retail stores haven’t been so lucky. Our hearts go out to these business owners.

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Orange Blossom: Coming To Life One Beautiful Block At A Time

Orange Blossom is one of our most difficult collections to prints. In this post you will get a sense of the workmanship it takes to bring it to life. Beware– this not one of those posts that you simply skim through 🙂 It all starts with a seemingly simple step, which in reality is not simple at all!

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Imprints of Identity: Wood Block Printed Fabrics of India

Every time an artisan’s hand hovers over a textile as he ponders the placement of each wood block there is so much more than just dye stuff that impregnates the fabric…the textile vibrates with life and consciousness, it transforms itself into a ‘living’ textile encapsulating generations of skill, tradition, craftsmanship and a way of life Welcome to the world of wood block printing ~ all our textiles are printed using this incredible craft.

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Quilted Bedspreads and Kantha Quilts ~ Handmade Every Stitch of the Way

In the process of being made, our intricately hand-embroidered cotton quilted throws and blankets are touched and nurtured by numerous hands, rendering them exquisite works of functional art.   The pattern on our quilts is first block printed. Artisans in our Sanganer printing studio print the design using a set of intricately carved wooden blocks.

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