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Hand Block Print
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Hand Block Print
Rajasthan is popular as a textile hub with hand block printing being one of the most celebrated handicrafts, here. The process of hand block printing flourished since the 12th century when this art received a royal patronage. Today, the hand block printing is ruling modern fashion for every day and occasion wear. It is primarily practiced by Chhipa community from Bagru and Sanganer.
Rajasthan's rich culture is showcased creatively through its textiles, intricate prints, traditional fabric, and diverse patterns. The hand-crafting skills of our craftspeople create wonders when it comes to the exceptional art of hand block printing. Hand block printing undergoes multiple time-consuming stages. It starts by making hand-carved blocks of wood, preferably a rosewood block. Once the design has been carved, the craftsman does hand sanding to achieve uniformity and a smooth surface and then he coats it with a white paste to further finish the surface for detailed fabric printing. Finally, he dips the block in dye and stamps it onto long lengths of fabric.
These artisans come from a lineage of traditional artists who are well versed in the process of making supreme quality merchandise. Through Oorjaa, we provide them the access to a larger marketplace and a fairer price for their work. We also help them with ideas to innovate and create prints that appeal to changing tastes and modern preferences. This means, when you choose hand block print shirt or kurta by Oorjaa, you support a family, and help in preserving our unparalleled creative heritage of hand block prints
Use and Care Tips
Always hand wash block print fabrics with cold water as it can muddle up your laundry and lead to quick color fading
Prefer shelter to dry hand block print fabrics. Don't leave the pile of wet clothes unattended, dry immediately
Keep hand block dresses away from soaking
Never apply washing brush and don't rub block print fabrics
Iron hand block print fabrics turned inside out with mild temperature
Keep light colored block print fabrics away from dark colored ones
If printed on silk yarns, stick to dry-cleaning only