The art of dabu printing traversed through the lands of Rajasthan to the entire Indian subcontinent. Dabu printing is a hand printing technique on fabrics. They look attractive yet subtle with its extraordinary shine and beauty.
Originally, this form of art comes from China. But now, Indian villages, especially Rajasthan, practice it extensively.
It’s an ancient technique that consists of mud resist printing. In around 675 AD, this unique variation of art began. The technique is labour-extensive, and it involves various stages before completion. It includes printing and washing before dyeing. Printing is the most challenging part here that includes block painting using mud resist made of ‘chuna’, ‘beedan’, and ‘gound’.
However, the art was dying in spite of being so prevalent as it’s very time-consuming. Thus, we at India Imprints are pouring our heart out to the villagers in Rajasthan and encouraging them to practice it again. You can make our tasks more manageable by joining our hands!