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Bagru, a small village town in Rajasthan, is a centuries old centre for hand block printed textiles. Located at a distance of approximately 32 Kms from Jaipur, the patterned motifs and colours of the Bagru hand block prints occupy a prominent position on the textile map of India.

In the past, textiles hand printed by the chippas of Bagru were used to produce fadats, lugdis, angochas, rezais for the local population; faced with a general malaise in demand and an eroding traditional market the chippa community has in the past fifteen years successfully adapted itself to a shifting customer base and altered demand patterns. This openness to experimentation and development has resulted in a resurgence of demand from a cliental that extends from urban to international markets.

Both the motifs and the colour palette of indigo, iron black, green, alizarin red continue to follow tradition. However the natural dyes used, have to an extent, been replaced by chemical formulations, though interestingly the traditional process of mordanting and resist remains the same as do the dying stages and the methodology.

Printing not only on cotton and silk the chippa community is continuing to experiment with new base fabrics, layouts and motifs.  

 
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Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints
Bagru Handblock Prints

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