Welcome to the world of Indian wood block printing! Every Saffron Marigold block print comes to life thanks to this heritage craft. Our collections of fair trade block printed fabrics have stories to tell within their folds. Journey with us to the origins of block printing in India and see how we create a block print.
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 woodblock printing ~ all our textiles are printed using this incredible craft.
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.
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!
Our lightweight bedspreads are more like lightweight sheets meant to cover the mattress with just enough overhang. This article should help ensure that our bedspreads are right for your needs. Customers who are looking for a traditional coverlets, i.e. quilted or mid-weight spreads that cover the entire bed and go all the way to the floor, find our bedspreads small in size for their needs.
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.