Hand Block Printing of Pipad, Rajasthan

Hand Block Printing of Pipad, Rajasthan


Odhnis / chunris from Jodhpur are highly prized though they are made all over the state now. The technique followed involves the use of wooden blocks with nails projecting from them. These nails are pressed on to the folded cloth. The required pattern is thus formed. The raised points of the cloth are tied tightly with strings coated with resist-paste and then dyed. This odhni is associated with many rituals and festivals in folk songs and lyrics. The patterns are mainly geometrical, dots, squares, and circles, coloured in brilliant greens, reds, yellows and blues. The motifs include birds, flowers and leaves, as well as depictions of women performing the garba dance. The chunri design is also found in Bhilwara and Ahar where the basic colours used are maroon and black. Small bird and flower motifs in pink, green, and yellow are found here. Nowadays synthetic dyes are being used more frequently than vegetable dyes.

     Share on Facebook


ADDRESS LISTING
NOW available addresses of over 60,000 weavers & craftspeople working in more than 1000 crafts categories across India

Updated Weekly

SUBSCRIBE NOW


ARCHIVE

The Asia Inch Encyclopedia is building a permanent, long-term archive of writings that have enduring cultural, historic and evidentiary value. Read the collected writings of -
Ashoke Chatterjee,
Judy Frater,
Paula Manfredi,
Uzramma,
Carolyn Jongeward,

And others

READ MORE


Bookmark and Share
 

Search
 

By Crafts

 
 

By States

 
 
 

To view a list of all the crafts, click on search.