The Best Of Handblock Printing Destinations In India

The Best Of Handblock Printing Destinations In India
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For your next holiday, here is these destinations and be inspired by the rich and ancient handblock printing traditions of India

OT Staff
October 21 , 2022
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More than any other country, India is known for handcrafted textiles which employ ancient techniques of hand-cut woodblocks and natural dyes. Most handblock techniques in India came with Mughals who introduced the prolific floral motifs that are still widely used in textiles you will find in Rajasthan.

A craftsperson carves blocks of wood to create intricate patterns for printing in Sanganer, Rajasthan

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Carving the wooden blocks is an art in itself. The wood used is sourced from teak, sycamore and pear trees. You will find a rich variety of intricate designs. These are made using chalk or a pencil/stylus on paper. After that, the blocks are soaked in oil for ten to fifteen days to soften the timber.

If you visit the village of Bagru near Rajasthan, you will find communal drying fields belonging to the Chhipa community. 

In Gujarat, the well-known handblock printing hubs are in the Kutch region. The most famous probably is the astonishingly beautiful Ajrakh print which features geometric motifs made using natural colours.

In Madhya Pradesh, you will find several different varieties of resist printing techniques like dabu and bagh. Among the places to visit is Behrugarh or Bhairavgarh where crafts people create designs using traditional wax-resist dyeing technique called dabu. Known for its perfect symmetry, people here have been practicing this ancient art for generations. Then there is Bagh, located on the river Baghini, where the craft of thappa chhapai arrived when some Muslim Khatri families migrated from Sindh. The print is named after the village, Bagh. The print is among the most well-known handblock crafts in India. And many of the artists here have won national awards.

 


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