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Be Beautiful Everyday with the Best Hand block Printing Sarees

by Pooja Gautam Seo Executive
Hand block printing comprises of a set of technique through which the carved wooden blocks are put in dye and are repeatedly pressed along the length of cloth to create beautiful patterns and designs. Although this technique of hand block is over 2000 years old, it started developing in China and people started to get their dresses hand block painted.

One of the known examples of this type of technique is that of Diamond Sutra from 868 AD and is now kept safe in the British museum. Even today, cotton fragments they had been dyed at the time of Indus Valley civilization with madder is the dye that is most commonly used for block printing. Many dyed vats, spindles and bronze needles and blocks were found at the place Mohenjarodaro, which were highly developed and has an intricate fabric work.

In today’s time, the block painting is done and perpetuated by the Paithapur families. The family excels in creating intricate blocks and even get it printed on the textile with the usage of mud-resist printing method. Such block prints are also known as Sodagiri prints. In different states, the patterns and designs vary. In Gujarat, most of the prints were taken inspired by the birds, animals as well as dancing girls in the color black and red. In the states of Ahemdabad and Baroda, they have quite a large mango or paisley kind of designs, as against the red and blue background.

Hand block printing is very famous in in the states of Gujarat and have well known centers for block painting such as Bhavnagar, Vasna, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Porbandar. They have a huge hub from where hand block printing sarees are exported to different places. They have beautiful designs and create the patterns in contrasting colors to bring out the artistic pattern, especially at the fall of the saree.

In Rajasthan, which is also called the land of colors create blocks with the prints of birds, animals, human figure, gods and goddess that have become very famous. The contrasting colors do the magic and make many designs on different material. The hand block printing that is famous in Jaipur is Bangru, Sanganer, Pali and Barmer. The city of Barmer creates the red chillies prints with blue-black outlines that are surrounded by the flowers laden trees.

Even in Mdhya Pradesh these prints are quite famous and are created by the community member of printers known as Cheppa. They make use of vegetable to make colors. Hand block printing sarees have always been a type of wear that reflected elegance and grace. The motifs and thethree-dimensional effect make the hand block printing saree look classy. Many designers have used this work in different material with tassel, beads and ‘Gotapatti’ work to give a heavy look.

This article is written by Pooja Gautam on the behalf of Aavaranaa.com. In Our site you will find variety of sarees, but we provide you special collection of hand block printing sarees in affordable price with free shipping to anywhere in India.

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