Block-Print

A traditional, ancient craft process unique to the Chhipa caste in Jaipur and surrounding areas, block-printing is used to create many of the vibrant motifs in Pink City Prints pieces. A design is drawn directly onto a slab of wood before the pattern is etched out by hand using a metal cutter. Once the pattern has been refined, the fabric is rolled out and pinned ready for printing. The wooden block is dipped into trays of different coloured dye, then applied to the fabric by hand. The fabric is printed with one colour at a time so the entire length will be printed up to 5 times if there are five colours. Each stamp requires extreme precision and a steady, practised eye in order to create amazingly intricate designs. As this process is completed by hand, there may be small variations across the prints, reflecting the unique nature of the craft process and adding character to our block printed pieces.