Waraq/Gold and Silver Leaf Printing on textile of Jaipur, Rajasthan

Waraq/Gold and Silver Leaf Printing on textile of Jaipur, Rajasthan


Waraq Printing is a process wherein gold or silver leaf is applied on to the textile through a transfer technique using blocks. This unique process demonstrates the versatility of the craftsperson's, their technical virtuosity and their in-depth knowledge of material. Waraq printing is a technique whose history is obscure and there is no real evidence as at which period it came into fruition, though all indications point to the probability that it was developed or introduced during the reign of Mughals.

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