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“The story goes as back as the times in history when my father would walk me to the river side, where lengths of . Things changed however, open banks were replaced by concrete blocks, flowing river by inert marshes, printing floors by long tables confined within four walls of the factories, , and now, wooden blocks are fighting against much faster screen printing…” Master craftsman recalls the days when he used to learn from his father , who started ablock-printing unit in , under the name of ‘’. Employing around seventy skilled block printers, the unit can easily claim to be one of the biggest amongst 8-10 units in the city.
The practice of block printing is about two thousand years old. However, in India, printing and dyeing of cottons developed in , in the medieval age. Gujarat became popular for the use of wooden blocks for printing. . The seasons largely influenced the integration of the highly creative processes of weaving, spinning, dyeing and printing. Surat in Gujarat became one of the prime trading centers.
Hailing from the land of Maharajas, block-prints with their universally appealing degree of intricacy, competed their way to the weekly ‘. Saudagars (the traders) from all over would come and sell their works to thelandlords, Maharajas and their ladies. These very intricate and exuberant prints, typically made to adorn their came to be known as. Although a rarity now, some Saudagari blocks, preserved by the traditional craftsmen can be seen in the museums today.
However, with changing times and with the onset of cities, block prints got popular by their place of origin i.e the villages (gaam in hindi) of India, to be called as the.…vibrant colors, contrasting prints, varied patterns being their characteristic features. . The main colors used were, green from hinna, yellow the color of spring from turmeric, blue as in Krishna from indigo and black from rusting iron, near about could be achieved through plant parts and metals.
Judged by their level of perfection in detail, has always been the centre for supremely intricate and accurate blocks, while the fabric is still traded from Bhimandi (Maharashtra) and Thirupur. Even though the motifs, the colors and the level of intricacy keeps changing with time and tastes of people,
Made of seasoned teak wood, blocks are the. With designs etched on the underside and two to three cylindrical holes drilled vertically and horizontally across the body of the block, the block makers of paste, making their blocks so special.
To begin the process, grey fabric (off-white, starched) is bleached to get the white, which is then given any color of choice using chemical dye. Printing on top with chemical colors is a tricky process, as it takes time for the colorants to react with the air, to give the actual color of the patterns. , to achieve the final results. The fabric is then washed and sun dried.
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