Thursday, July 19, 2012

Handblock Fabric Bonanza!

On their last trip to India, Laura & Kiran made a special trip to Bagru, a traditional block printing village outside of Jaipur in Rajasthan that still uses vegetable colors.

The Master Printer dips the block into the tray of dye lying next to him and carefully presses it onto the fabric lining it up by eye.  Each table is 6 yards in length, so each piece of printed fabric can be only 6 yards long. 

Traditional Block Printing is a skilled craft and in order to get this design, the printer must pass over  the full length of the fabric 5 times with a different block and color each time. With every press of the block he has to be very careful to line up the motifs.

Laura & Kiran brought back a gorgeous collection of super soft, light weight, 44" wide hand blocked fabric for their local customers who share their love of traditional block prints.

They bought dozens of different designs but only 6 yards of each. They will cut them for you with a 1 yard minimum but when they are sold up they are gone!

Quantities are limited so get there soon for the best selection and if you mention LA DOLFINA, you will get 20% off one item of your choice. Fabric is included.


Unknown said...

These are true works of art! We saw similar blocks at the Kravet headquarters...amazing how much skill goes into creating fabric.

I'm sure those yards will get snapped up in a flash!
Happy weekend to you!

xoxo Elizabeth

designchic said...

Wow...what amazing fabrics and loved learning the process of their beauty...gorgeous!!

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