Bagru Scarf

Bagru Scarf

€62.00Price

Cotton & silk scarf, hand-dyed and hand-blockprinted with natural colours, crafted by the Chhipa caste community. It embraces Bagru's ancient printing tradition and speaks about its culture & people.

 

Ethnic styles express lifestyle. They are practiced by individuals whose heritage is rooted in community rather than land, and considered cultural property.

  • CRAFT TECHNIQUE: Bagru Blockprint

     

    BAGRU, a town at the outskirts of Jaipur, in Rajasthan is one of the textile hubs of India. It is known for centuries for its natural dyeing, Syahi Begar printing, indigo dyeing and wooden hand block printing. Since at least 400 years, Bagru has been home to the Chhipa clan. If combining two Nepal Bhasa words, chhi means "to dye" and pa means “to leave something to bask in sun”.

     

    At BAGRU TEXTILES, at least sixteen families work regularly as master printers, dyers, block carvers, dhobiwalas (laundry people), and designers. A portion of Bagru Textiles's profits support community initiatives for the entire Chhipa community.

     

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