Bagru Block Printing


Bagru Block Printing Bagru is a small village located near Jaipur, the capital City of Rajasthan. It’s home to the Chippa community who have been practicing a unique style of printing for more than 350 years. Colouricious holidays visited Bagru, running Bagru block printing workshops, working with traditional printers and helping support this ancient craft which faces…

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Metallic Print Fabric

Metallic print fabric is the answer Creating your own fabric designs or making your own paper for craft projects needn’t be difficult. Colouricious love to experiment with metallic paints. Using wooden printing blocks, metallic print fabric can transform textiles into these beautiful collage designs below. Due to the reflective nature of the paint, it blends…

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Jaipur Holiday- What to do in Jaipur


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


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


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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