The graceful image of ‘Draupadi’ with her sharp-featured face, adorned with an elegant ‘adhivasa’ has a mythological origin. Yesterday’s ‘adhivasa’ became today’s ‘dupattas’.
From a symbolical representation of modesty to style statement, its prestigious journey is embellished with a wide diversity in fabric and motifs.
One such predominant yet unique design is the traditional Dabu printing. The roots of this antique design prints run deep and are said to have been born unintentionally.
What did seem like a mere stamp of dried mud got an acknowledgement in the eyes of creative artisans of Rajasthan. This style of designing reflects the toiling innovative hands and minds in work. India Imprints bows down to such enriching creation and boasts of its traditional significance.
From being used in ‘fetiya’ to ‘dupattas’, Dabu printing reflects the pride that Indians hold in their roots of ethnicity and culture.