From the Jaipur Office
Yesterday we were off out to a small village that specializes in mud block
printing called Dabu. This was so much fun.
Printing with mud - first design
Second one metre piece being printed
Sprinkle the block with sawdust
This keeps the dye off even more than the mud resist
One design finished
Into the indigo dye vat
A sample straight out of the dye vat and below watching the colour change
from greeny blue to blue
It goes even darker as the air oxidizes it.
Fabric drying in the sun
After printing we wandered around the village and felt totally immersed in Indian Village life