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The extraordinary traditional skill of Dabu Printing

Dabu Printing is an age old ethnic tradition that has stood the test of time as a unique way of dyeing and printing. Practised mostly in Rajasthan, it has churned out extraordinary fabrics of brilliant colours and mind-blowing designs that have left modern pundits dumbstruck.

The seemingly ordinary process of Dabu Printing

Dabu printing is a unique art form. This mud-resist hand-block printing is practiced mostly in the state of Rajasthan, India. Cotton is received in large bundles for dyeing and printing. Based on the order, the bundles are opened out and different sizes are measured and cut based on the fabric. Sarees would have 7 metres, salwar and kameez 5.5 metres, dupattas 2.5 metres and so on.

Each fabric is pre-washed and soaked for about 24 hours to remove starch, oil, dust, or any other contaminants which could prevent proper dyeing and printing.

Then the fabric is block printed with dabu, and laid to dry in the sun. Once the mud is dry, the fabric is immersed in a dye, and again laid to dry in the sun.

The process could sometimes be repeated for repeated dabu printing on top of the dyed fabric to create further layers of resist and again dye it in darker shades of the dye.

Finally the fabric is washed to remove all traces of the dabu mud, revealing the resist area to be the original colour. The fabric is again dried in the sun and is ready to be packaged and sold.

Dabu Prints – an eco-friendly tradition

Dabu printed salwar kameez undergo a rigorous process that involves a lot of not so easily available and costly natural dyes and vegetable pastes. Printed motifs like boota (corn stalk), surajmukhi or sunflower, animals and geometrical patterns are popular subjects. Pure cotton, pure silk, chiffon, crepe, georgette and super net salwar suits are the different fabrics that have good results with Dabu prints.

Buy Dabu Printed shalwar kamiz online at Unnati Silks

Unnati silks has experimented with dabu prints mainly on handloom cottons of specific varieties since Dabu Prints produce astounding results on cotton handlooms. Rajasthani cotton handlooms with their Earthy and dark hues with pleasantly attractive floral patterns adorn Dabu Prints chudidar kameez. There are the pure cotton Kota handlooms in dark shades that have checks design, a lot of striking geometrical patterns, huge floral bootis and designer dupattas. There are also the lighter shades that have plenty of fresh floral and checks patterns as Dabu Prints with mesmerizing designer chunnis. There are other cotton handloom varieties also that feature Dabu prints.

Buy salwar kameez online and get the Unnati advantage

Unnati silks, largest ethnic online Indian shop offers exquisite designer Dabu print salwar kameez with matching dupatta for sale.

Unnati Silks, largest ethnic Indian shop online provides for you to purchase shalwar suit online, unstitched or semi-stitched Dabu prints salwar kamiz with matching dupatta. Shopping salwar kameez online at store with the widest range of Indian ethnic handlooms to shop Shalwar Kameez online, you can also buy designer salwar kameez online, buy Punjabi suit online and buy salwar suit online of fancy prints from the exclusive range of shalwar suits - unique, stylish punjabi dresses, fancy, exclusive, designer collection of Traditional, Wedding salwar kameez, party salwar kameez, trendy fashion, formal, corporate salwar kameez, office, daily casual Punjabi suits, tunics in silk, cotton, sico, pure handloom salwar kameez, art silk georgette, chiffon, dupion, tussar, organza, crepe silk salwar kameez, gicha, jute salwar kameez ,designer punjabi dresses and other fabric varieties at attractive prices, wholesale and retail. You can buy latest salwar kameez online or shop chudidar kameez online at Unnati silks and products will be dispatched within 24 working hours of placing the order. We have free shipping and Cash on Delivery (COD) facility for Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Indore, Lucknow, Jaipur, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Dispur, Itanagar, Kohima, Chandigarh , Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jullundur, Ernakulam and many other Indian cities and towns. We also do Worldwide fast shipping or express shipping to countries like UK, Canada, USA, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Seychelles, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Myanmar, Mauritius, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and many more.