Indigo on Cotton

The sarees featured in this collection have been hand block printed using a traditional mud-resist printing technique. Plain cotton fabric is block printed with a mud-resist paste called "Dabu". This paste is a mixture of wheat husk, clay, lime and natural gum arabic. This paste is block printed on the fabric and allowed to dry. Saw dust is sprinkled on the printed "dabs" paste to absorb the moisture. Once dry, the fabric is then dipped in a vat of indigo. The portions with the "daboo" paste do not absorb the dye while the rest of the fabric is dyed blue.

The fabric is soft 80s count cotton that drapes and falls well. The fabric was woven on a power loom.