The traditional art of block printing, has its roots in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, and has come a long way from paper to fabric. Block prints are made by hand using wood blocks which have designs carved on them. These blocks are dipped in colorful dyes and skillfully pressed on the fabric, creating fascinating designs. Natural dyes are used in creating the block prints which bring life to almost all fabric types. Block prints come out beautifully on all types of fabric, be it cotton, mulmul, Chanderi or silk, creating an excellent rendezvousof colors and designs.
There are different styles of block printing like Sanganeri, Bagru, etc. and they have distinctive sets of handmade blocks. While equally beautiful, the nuances of the patterns are distinguishable only to the knowledgeable eye. The earthiness in these sarees are owing to the palette of natural dyes and colours. The slight imperfections indicate the ‘handmade’ element and enhance the beauty of the product.
Infact, block printing has been used to enhance the beauty of sarees like Chanderis, Maheshwaris, Kasavus and Bengal Cottons too.
The handcrafted block print saree is the new fashion statement offering a perfect blend of simplicity, style and tradition. Block print sarees adorned with floral, abstract, scenery and other designs accentuate the beauty of a woman, and can be worn to work or draped on special occasions when dressed up with accessories.
A Rajasthani block print saree would be a great addition to your wardrobe! Explore the vintage and earthy block print collection at redbrickshop.com and flaunt a perfect look which complements your style! Drape yourself in a graceful block print saree, and extol the traditional art of blockprinting.