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Craft Process

Hand Block Printing

Hand Block Printing

Craft From Rajasthan, India  The traditional process of hand block printing on textiles, with rich natural colors, has been practiced in Rajasthan for around 500 years.  Block printing was introduced to the Jaipur region of Rajasthan by the Chhipa community. Block printers, carvers and dyers are all traditionally part of the Chhippa cast in India. Like most crafts in India the skill of block carving is passed down from generation to generation. Chhippas squat at small tables with their traditional tool kit of miniature chisels, hammers and drills and begin carving intricate patterns into the wood.  After each wood block...

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