Filters:
Page:
  1. First
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. Last

       Block Printing/ Brush Dye Prints – Traditional Rajasthani skilled art on fabrics

What are block prints?

Block prints are made on fabrics through printing by hand using wooden blocks with handles or grips. Motifs that are generally popular are that of flowers, fruits, trees, birds, Buta, Kalga, Bel and floral designs and geometrical shapes. Block Printing on fabrics is famous due to the detailed work on fabrics done at Sanganer and Bagru in Rajasthan. Nowadays it is also found in other parts of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

The essential component – the wood block

Wood Blocks are made commonly from wood like sycamore, plane or pear wood, though wood of other varieties also could be used. The thickness is expected to be at least two or three inches to guard against warping. Additional precaution is also taken by backing it with deal or pine strips. The block is made by creating tongues and grooves to fit in each other snugly and gluing under pressure to make it seem like a homogeneous block. This block is smooth planed and the printing surface is smooth and flat. The design to be incorporated is etched out after applying lamp black and oil on the design and transferring it to the block surface. To achieve fine clear edges of the design the outline of the design on the block is coloured and then the etching is done. Metal copper pieces are wedged into the hollowed out design on the block to prevent caving in of pieces or edges becoming blunt due to the block used continuously with reasonably applied pressure over the laid out fabric. Sometimes coppering is also done by heating the block with the copper strips inside and then removed when the block gets cold.

The resulting block would have extremely fine edges and detailing as a single piece of wood. This is the only method by which extremely fine detailed designs are transferred to the fabric. Since block prints require prints to be made in varied colours there are several blocks of different designs kept in readiness. Blocks are dipped in finely mixed colour dye baths and pressed upon the fabric and a slight tap is made before removing it so that the print is uniform.

The complementary Brush Dye Prints

Brush Prints are generally achieved by colouring through dyes filled in blank areas, doing fine lines on the design, inner filling etc. in designs using different type brushes based upon the fineness of the design and its application. You could have silk brushes for filling in large areas and water colour painting, fabric brushes which push the dye into the fabric for it to soak in. You have brushes with different shapes at the tip like round, tiny round, flat for fine to coarse detailing work. Other known varieties are liner brush for different thickness of lines, foam brushes generally used for tie-dye applications, sumi brush for calligraphy, chinese wash brush for broad strokes on painting. Both Block prints and brush prints have been tried out successfully on fabrics like cotton, silk and Sico.

Buy online block printed / brush prints sarees and get the Unnati advantage

Unnati silks, largest ethnic online Indian shop offers exquisite designer block printed / brush prints sarees with matching blouse for sale.

Unnati silks, largest ethnic Indian shop online provides for you to buy online block printed saris with matching blouse for sale. Online shopping store with the widest range of ethnic Indian Saris online and Salwar Kameez online. At Unnati Silks, you can buy Brush Prints sarees online from the exclusive range of saris - a unique, fancy, exclusive collection of Traditional, Wedding, bridal attire, stylish, party, trendy fashion, formal, corporate, office, daily casual saris in pure silk sarees, pure cotton sarees, sico, art silk georgette sarees, chiffon, dupion, wedding tussar silk sarees, organza, crepe, gicha, jute and other fabric varieties at attractive prices. You can buy Block Prints / Brush Prints sarees 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.