Hand Block Print
EeshaBoutique is so proud in making amazingly beautiful and unique pattern clothing for our eco-friendly fashion loving customers.
Most of our bright, vibrant and colorful kaftans, sarongs, bohemian dresses are made using one of the ancient fabric printing process, Hand Block Printing. It is an ancient textile art from Rajasthan, India which is passed down from generations to generations.
Interested in knowing more about this highly skillful craft and art of Hand Block Printing?
Traditional Indian hand block printing process involves four main steps.
- Creating a wood block:
An artist first draws a design on paper, once satisfied it is then carved on to the small desired size wooden block. Carving these designs are tricky and intricate work, outlines need to be carved first and then other details. For each design multiple wood blocks are made depending on number of colors to be used in it.
Getting ready one block stamp itself can take up to 7-10 days based on the difficulty level of the design. Carving a wood block is done by master block print artist, since it's a backbone of a process.
- Creating colors:
Most of our colors are created using vegetables, roots, plant extract such as turmeric, indigo, marigold, spinach etc.
Required amount of these natural dyes are then moved on to big wooden trays.
- Block Printing:
Fabric to be painted is washed in river water by hand. This is how natural resources are used to make our products and process sustainable.
It is then spread flat on a long tables.
Carved block stamps are dipped each time in color and then printed on a fabric one by one manually. There are some imperfection when multiple colors are used in a single design, it's a real beauty of a hand block printed fabric.
- Drying Fabric:
Natural sunlight is used for drying process.
End result of this time consuming, skillful hand block printing art is a timeless beauty which is an asset to have in your wardrobe.