It is one of the oldest methods of textile printing. Although it is a slow process, when the process is completed by a skilled artist then the results are just simply marvellous, such kind of artistic work can’t be created by any other method.
The process of Hand block printing is very much complicated and difficult. It takes very much time, patience and skill to develop a single outfit from this method. To simply explain the process to you I have divided it in two basic steps but its way more complicated than these two basic steps, still let’s give it a try and see what we can understand about this mind blowing art-
- Process of preparing the block – This is quite a complicated process and it requires a lot of skill and hard work to produce even one single block and you would be shocked to know that from one block only one particular kind of print can be done.
- The first step in preparing a block is to find the right material for carving the design, usually its plane or pine wood.
- After finding the right material a wooden block is prepared by sticking different pieces of that material together to give it a thick size.
- After which it’s smoothening is done.
- Then finally the design is hand made on this block which is a very delicate and difficult task.
- Printing process — Then by the help of various different kinds of such blocks a single beautiful outfit is made which again is a very difficult task and requires a lot of skill and time.
Now that was just a sneak peak at the exhausting process of Hand block printing. Let’s now have a look at the material on which these beautiful prints are printed, the materials used are very comfortable, usually Cotton, Linen and silk are used.
If you are wondering, Which products are produced by the use of Hand block printing? Then I would like to tell you that there is a wide range of products and Hand block printing is currently ruling over the market of ethnic textiles, the products made from this art are –
- Women’s wear
- Men’s wear
- Kids wear
- Table covers
They were few of the examples of the products which are made by using this marvellous art and they all are totally hand-made by very hard working artists on high quality materials .
These Handmade products always give the user a totally unique and royal look and they are very much durable too. If we talk about comfort level then they are way more comfortable then the factory made products which most people wear.
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