History has never looked so beautiful.
Block prints came about in Rajasthan during the rise of the Mughal Empire. Tents were made from these fabrics and soon became an integral part of royal processions. Maharajah’s and their palette of women outfitted themselves in these intricately printed cottons. As a result, lively florals and elaborate paisleys, often found painted inside palaces, formed the primary motifs of these whimsical fabrics. This theme still holds its place today.
In today’s technology driven world, the ancient technique of hand block printing is still prevalent. The tradition of carving intricate patterns on blocks of mango tree wood have been passed down through generations. The carved blocks get dipped into natural dyes and are hand stamped onto cotton to create the print. Block prints are representative of the human soul, imperfections are part of the identity and beauty of the craft. Over time your block print piece will weather naturally, offering a subdued vintage look that’s one of a kind.