The Textile Craft of  Rajasthan, India. Block Prints of Bagru

The Textile Craft of Rajasthan, India. Block Prints of Bagru


Bagru is the place of Raiger and Chhipa community. Chhipa community people are involved in this printing tradition since 100 years ago We walked into the quarter, where people are always engrossed with dyes and blocks. This three-centuries-old tradition of block printing is kept alive with the efforts of Bagru artisans. Even today, artisans use traditional vegetable dyes for printing the cloth. Like, the color blue is made from indigo, greens out of indigo mixed with pomegranate. Red from madder root and yellow from turmeric The printed fabric is boiled in large copper containers with natural ingredients like alum and natural flowers. This is done to bring out the true color of the natural dyes used for printing.

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