Sunday, June 26, 2011


I've always been enamored with the brightly colored and boldly printed gauzy cotton fabric from India. The patterns are intricate and beautiful, but until recently I had no idea the kind of work that went into making them.

The blocks for the printing must first be hand-carved, and then inked before the fabric can painstakingly hand-stamped in order to create the designs. I sometimes get frustrated working on even the simplest of artistic endeavors - I can't imagine the practice and patience that this work must require!

Take a peep at the video below to see more about the process!

Photos: Barefoot Photographers or Tilonia, and Indus Decor