Hand & Block Printed Dupatta

Hand-painted and block printed dupatta are a heritage Indian art practiced by the rural women of India. This block printing and hand painting art has its presence across the globe in many museums and has the rare honor of being awarded. This art comes from States like Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh. In hand block printing, the design is first drawn on wood using a sharp needle and then the desired design is carved using the chisel, hammer, file, nails etc. The printing involves laying the cloth/fabric, which is to be printed, on flat tables and impressions are made using the beautifully carved blocks. In case of direct printing, the block is dipped in the colored dye and impressions are made.

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