The crafts of India are as vast and vibrant as the country itself. Given that, we’ll take a quick peek behind the curtain to learn more about Indian crafts. Consider this guide as your passport to the bazaars and markets of India!
Discharge printing is the block printing method of choice for certain patterns and designs. We turn to this process to create several of our hand block printed collections of linens, and so today we’re stepping out from behind the curtain to introduce you to this form of Indian woodblock printing.
Dabu printing is a special form of block printing that’s both time-intensive and time-honored. Our artisans use the “double dabu” method to print our Starry Nights batik indigo collection. the Starry Nights indigo batik duvet cover Rather than using wax resist, dabu is created using a finely sieved mud paste, which is applied to fabric using a printer’s block.
This Memorial Day, we’re raising funds for the family of Jagdish Chhipa, one of our artisans who died from COVID-19. Jagdish tested positive for COVID just one day after receiving his first vaccination. He died ten days later inside a taxi, in the arms of his son–after five hospitals turned him away.
We always look forward to our annual Memorial Day Sale. It’s a chance for us to give back to our loyal customers with some great prices on our most popular items. This year, we simply don’t have the inventory to do a big blowout sale.
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.