They say there’s no print as exquisite and immaculate like Dabaana, and yet, it is the perfect daily wear both inside and outside the house.
However, do you know that the art form has been practised in the remotest parts of India, especially her western counterparts, since the 8th century?
The prints intricately adorned the famous flowing ghagras that were locally termed as ‘Fetiya’ in Rajasthani language. The Fetiya is usually paired with Bandhej Lugda and have designed motifs that were specific to particular communities in that region.
Artisans viciously dipped the patterned blocks into a paste of gum, lime, and mud to form those dabu prints. The garments were then beautifully adorned by Gujjar, Jat, and Gadariya women. But this exquisite art form seems to diminish courtesy the wide acceptance of machine-made products. That’s why India Imprints’ has undertaken this initiative to give them the respect and exposure they deserve.
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