Dabu Printing is an age old ethnic tradition that has stood the test of time as a unique way of dyeing and printing. Practised mostly in Rajasthan, it has churned out extraordinary fabrics of brilliant colours and mind-blowing designs that have left modern pundits dumbstruck.
The seemingly ordinary process of Dabu Printing
Dabu printing is a unique art form. This mud-resist hand-block printing is practiced mostly in the state of Rajasthan, India. Cotton is received in large bundles for dyeing and printing. Based on the order, the bundles are opened out and different sizes are measured and cut based on the fabric. Sarees would have 7 metres, dupattas 2.5 metres and so on. Each fabric is pre-washed and soaked for about 24 hours to remove starch, oil, dust, or any other contaminants which could prevent proper dyeing and printing. Then the fabric is block printed with dabu, and laid to dry in the sun. Once the mud is dry, the fabric is immersed in a dye, and again laid to dry in the sun. The process could sometimes be repeated for repeated dabu printing on top of the dyed fabric to create further layers of resist and again dye it in darker shades of the dye. Finally the fabric is washed to remove all traces of the dabu mud, revealing the resist area to be the original colour. The fabric is again dried in the sun and is ready to be packaged and sold.
Dabu Prints – an eco-friendly tradition
Dabu printed sarees undergo a rigorous process that involves a lot of not so easily available and costly natural dyes and vegetable pastes. Printed motifs like boota (corn stalk), surajmukhi or sunflower, animals and geometrical patterns are popular subjects. Pure cotton, pure silk, chiffon, crepe, georgette and super net saris are the different fabrics that have good results with Dabu prints.
Buy Dabu Printed sarees online at Unnati Silks
Unnati silks has experimented with dabu prints mainly on handloom cottons of specific varieties since Dabu Prints produce astounding results on cotton handlooms. Take the Rajasthani cotton handlooms. Earthy and dark hues with pleasantly attractive floral patterns adorn these Dabu Prints sarees. There are the Dabu Prints Sarees in dark shades that have stripes design, a lot of striking geometrical patterns like the zigzag pattern, huge floral bootis and designer pallus. There are also the lighter shades that have plenty of fresh floral and checks patterns as Dabu Prints with mesmerizing designer pallus. There are other cotton handloom varieties also that feature Dabu prints.
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You can buy Dabu prints sarees online at Unnati silks and products will be dispatched within 24 working hours of placing the order. We have free shipping and Cash on Delivery (COD) facility for Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Bhopal, Indore, Lucknow, Jaipur, Patna, Bhubaneshwar, Dispur, Itanagar, Kohima, Chandigarh , Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jullundur, Ernakulam and many other Indian cities and towns. We also do Worldwide fast shipping or express shipping to countries like UK, Canada, USA, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Seychelles, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Oman, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Myanmar, Mauritius, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and many more.
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