The art form known as pietra dura is seen in some of the world’s most iconic monuments and pieces of architecture. Today, we’re going to explore its origins and see gorgeous examples of this fine art. We’ll also discover how this centuries-old craft influenced one of our block print designs.
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 linens 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 on fabric.
Our Orange Blossom vintage floral print is one of our best-sellers. In fact, you may already have this block print adorning your own home! Today we’re taking a look at the creation of this pattern. We’re talking with designer Anisha Ghosh about her pattern inspiration and taking a peek behind the curtains in our artisans’ studio in Rajasthan, India to see the block printing process.
Enchanted, our French provincial flower pattern, has quickly become one of our customer’s favorite floral prints. We’re chatting with our designer about the inspiration behind this print and stepping into our artisans’ studio in Rajasthan, India to take closer look at how this vintage floral pattern came to be.
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.