Our design philosophy is to stretch the boundaries of creativity in handloom. This time we bring you two great handblock techniques – Ajrakh and Shibori, together, in bandhani style. Hand printed on chanderi silk with all natural, azo-free dyes, this saree is sure to stand account of its stunning color palette and intricate work. Dress yours up by pairing with chunky silver accessories.
A rustic process of textile printing – block printing – uses wooden blocks for imprinting images or patterns on fabric. This method is widely used in various parts of Asia, including India and China. The process of block printing begins with the creation of the block design, which requires sketching a unique pattern and then etching out the wood to create a wooden block that can be smeared with ink to imprint the fabric.
Block printing, depending on the desired result, can be extremely simple or very complex. This means the number of blocks needs to create a particular design can vary. For example, in some designs, you will see the same patterns through its length, while others, will have a detailed border, and a different print elsewhere. Some of the most popular block prints that you will see, as well as find in our online saree collection are:
- Ajrakh (block printed cloth with deep crimson red and indigo blue background)
- Dabu (a mud-resist technique with multiple stages of printing, washing and dyeing – the final result is often likened to batik)
- Bagru (typical of a small village in Rajasthan, the distinctive pattern is often seen on a dark background)
- Sanghaneri (most commonly depicted as the same, likely to be floral, motif across the length of the fabric, on a light/white background)
At Aditri, we understand the importance of having a complete saree collection, one that boasts of heritage styles suited to the contemporary woman. That’s why we have for you a curated collection of cotton sarees, linen sarees, handloom sarees and more, all available online. For those looking for more, for example, to purchase silver jewellery online or even dupattas online, we’ve also included a special and unique selection of those. These styles complement our heritage saree pieces beautifully. Online saree purchase can be a daunting task, so we’ve simplified the process to make straightforward and yet, informative.