Hand Block Print, Cotton Fabric. Natural Indigo Dye


Hand Block Print, Cotton Fabric. Natural Indigo Dye

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Hand Block Print, Cotton Fabric. Natural Indigo Dye:
$25


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Hand Printed Cotton Fabric

From Heritage Trading Company

The village of Bagru is one of Rajasthan’s historic block printing centers. Craftsmen use hand carved wooden blocks to stamp designs onto the cloth. In keeping with Bagru’s centuries’ old tradition, this fabric was printed with all natural dyes.

Printing Fabric With Traditional Wooden Block Flowers & Leaves Used To Make Dye

If you like the style of Provence in Southern France, you'll be interested to know that these block prints are "Les Indiennes," the imported Indian cottons that inspired the French to develop their famous Provencal fabrics, beginning in the 17th century. Cotton prints from India were also popular in Britain and America.

With their historic background, block print fabrics may be just what you need for your SCA, LARP, Renaissance Faire, Civil War, reenactor, or other reproduction, period costumes. Or use them for period home furnishings.

Using carved wooden blocks in a traditional floral design, a resist was printed onto white cotton fabric. The fabric was then immersed in natural indigo dye. After drying, the resist was washed away, leaving the white motif on a dark background.

Motif Color: White Background Color: Indigo Blue Fabric Width: 44 Inches (1.1 Meters) Fabric Length: 2½ Yards (2.3 Meters) Fabric: Light Weight Cotton

This fabric is brand new, not "vintage." In other words, it's not used, damaged, or dirty. It is, however, folk art. Because of the way it's produced, the pattern is not perfectly uniform. If your project needs greater precision, you'll be better off with machine printed textiles.

Please see all of our listings for sewing trims & more affordable luxuries from Jodhpur, Jaipur, and other parts of Rajasthan.

This item is shipped from India. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.

Outstanding Quality

Please see our response for comments like these about our hand-crafted fabrics:

Mar-13-06 Praise : A-maz-ing fabric. This is a treasure! very fast shipping. great transaction.

Apr-10-06 Praise : Super speedy delivery with the most elegant fantastical beautiful cloth. O JOY!!!

Apr-30-06 Praise : Another authentic length of fabric! Good measure, washes well, great service!+++

Apr-10-07 Praise : I just love your fabric- best seller on ! A million thanks

Sep-09-08 Praise : Gorgeous fabric straight out of Jane Austen - Thanks Heritage!!! A+++++++++++++

Aug-18-09 Praise :Amazing for our traditions of provencal costume. Thanks for all.

Dec-18-09 Praise :Unique item, no better source for the unique

Feb-10-10 Praise :You always have such wonderful things!

Mar-03-10 Praise :Thank you ! A very beautiful block printed antique design fabric! Wonderful! :)

Apr-13-10 Praise :Stunning. Even more beautiful than described. Excellent seller!

Jul-06-10 Praise :This fabric is so much more beautiful than the photo shows! Thanks so much!

Aug-06-10 Praise :Wonderful seller, wonderful product, couldn't find better!

Aug-14-10 Praise :Fantastic fabric, excellent shipping. Superb experience!!!

Aug-16-10 Praise :FABULOUS

Sep-07-10 Praise :Awesome seller, have bought from before! Beautiful fabrics! Highly recommend! Very beautiful fabric!

Collectible Textiles

Heritage Trading Company offers unusual and hard-to-find fabrics and trims at affordable prices. You'll find textiles for your contemporary and historic projects in our sales and store.

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Hand Block Print, Cotton Fabric. Natural Indigo Dye:
$25

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