Archive for May 2017

Bandhani Tie Dye

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Speckled with tiny square shaped dots, textured with crinkled crease of fabric, dyed with vivid dramatic colors; bandhani attracts all the attention and admiration. Floral or abstract, circles or zigzags, figures or animals, birds or trees- diverse patterns are created by the distinctive technique of tie and dye which is traditionally beckoned as Bandhani or Bandhej.…

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Jaipur Holiday- What to do in Jaipur

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Jaipur Holiday- What to do in Jaipur We have come to the end of our series of emails about the wonders and beauties of a Jaipur holiday and we thought we would finish it off with a more general overview of the city, what to see and what to do when you go and visit.…

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Indian Wooden Printing Blocks

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Indian Wooden Printing Blocks Indian wooden printing blocks are made and hand carved in India. The wood used is called Sheesham but more commonly known as North Indian Rosewood. Sheesham wood is a slow growing but durable wood and is native to the Indian sub-continent. The wood is cut into slices resembling pizzas and then filed…

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Dabu Block Printing

What is Dabu block printing? Dabu block printing is an ancient textile printing technique primarily practiced in Jaipur, Rajasthan of India. It involves a labour intensive process with many stages of manual labour to achieve the unique textile designs and fine quality fabric. Colouricious holidays have been to explore this amazing process in practice offering…

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Anokhi Museum – History of Block Printing

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The Anokhi museum is situated in Jaipur, India. It is a converted haveli which is an old town house and is now a museum where you can learn about the history of block printing. Wander around the Anokhi museum and you will learn about the tools, fabric and techniques that have been passed down through block…

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Embroidery textiles of Gujarat Holiday to India

There are many different textile crafts that are carried out in Gujarat and here are some of the more popular. Shisha/Shisheh/Abhia Bharat mirror work The wrapping of small round pieces of mirror in embroidery and intertwined into patterns, is known as Mutua embroidery, Shisheh or Abhia Bharat.  Shisheh is the Persian word for glass and…

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Block Printing Techniques of Gujarat

Block Printing Techniques It is important to try and understand something about the Caste system in India when looking at art and craft, as it is the reason why a person practices their specific area of expertise.  Caste remains an influential social structure in this sector, determining to a great extent the transmission of knowledge…

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Culture Gujarat

Culture If you are interested in the different cultures of India, and Gujarat in particular, then it is important to know about the people who make it, who take it very seriously and see their craft as important, like a precious emblem which must be protected.  Styles identify their users, and those making it can…

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The History of Gujarat

India was probably the first of all countries that perfected weaving, and the art of gold brocades and filmy muslins, so if we are to talk about textiles, fabric, sewing, weaving and printing then it is important to know about its history and how the production of it is as important today as it has…

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