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Bagru

Bagru a small town situated 32 kms south-west of Jaipur, capital city of Rajasthan, is famous for its traditional hand block printed fabrics. A unique craft in block printing, Bagru has its own distinct character and historically it was once produced exclusively for royalty and offerings in temples. This traditional art despite the passage of time has retained its original character and is less influenced by the popular market and advent of the cheaper power loom products.
Rajasthan Bagru
Rajasthan Kota

Kota

One of the famous finely woven textiles from India popularly known as Kota Doria Saris or Masuria Malmal. Kota sari or Kota Doria fabricates strong cotton or cotton-silk yarns to weave out this super transparent, light textured, and weightless sari favorable for the summer season. The weaving of yarns creates a graph like geometric pattern called ‘khats’ (a square formed between the different thicknesses of fibers) crafting a chequered effect and giving it a unique gossamer finish.

The standard Kota Doria yardage is woven in white and later dyed in different colors. For some designs, pre-dyed cotton and silk yarns are also used for weaving. Some of the Kota dories also have a narrow border edged with Zari.

Dabu

The fabled pink city of Jaipur sits at the centre of a cluster of traditional blockprint communities. By taking advantage of the fine desert sand of Rajasthan, artisans are able to create a mud-resist known as “Dabu.” A cold-water resist, Dabu is particularly effective for blocking out areas during an indigo bath. The character of Dabu and the wooden blocks used to apply it, go together to create the distinctive patterns known as “Dabu” prints.

Rajasthan Dabu
Rajasthan Sanganeri

Sanganeri

The Sanganeri Print is visible from small flower motifs like stylized sunflowers, narcissuses, roses, and other flowers of luxuriant foliage like daturas, rudrakshas, and arkas. On Sanganeri ‘chintz’ (printed cloth) usually, yellow, green blue (with different tones) are used as the background.

Various floral designs, geometrical and God figures are included in its prints. Sometimes, folk designs are also found. Finesse in flowers-petal designs, curves and delicacy are the prime specialties of Sanganer prints.

Leheriya

Leheriya (or leheriya, Lehariya) is a traditional style of tie dye practiced in Rajasthan, India that results in brightly colored cloth with distinctive patterns. The technique gets its name from the Rajasthani word for wave because the dyeing technique is often used to produce complex wave patterns

These are harmoniously arranged diagonal stripes, which were originally, dyed in the auspicious colors of yellow and red. Dyeing is accomplished by the tie-resist method in Lehariya where the patterns are made up of innumerable waves respectively.

Rajasthan Laheriya