AN IDEA BEHIND
You may never know how beautiful and classic can an old design become which is not even regular in both shape and color until you wear one. With the help of artisans’ team, Ekaadri was launched with the aim of creating designs with the modern touch in the most traditional hand block printing process. We are based in Bagru which is known as one of the oldest hand block print work centers in the world. From fabric to home furnishing and women’s clothing, we create designs that will take possession from your kitchen to bedroom. In Ekaadri you will find that ease and access where you can bring out your best imagination as a textile or fabric designer and create your own design in our works. Ekaadri is involved in creating complete home furnishing and clothing fabric by using natural or vegetable colours and other colours also. You will find block print bed sheets, table cloths, pillow and cushion covers, quilts, wall hangings, rugs, quilts, bed cover, scarf, women tops, skirts and just fabric. Almost everything from block printed garments to bed linens are designed, printed and stitched in Ekaadri by craftsmen who have been blessed with this traditional fabric printing art.
Block print is simply beautiful because it is not regular and perfect. It is the oldest beautification method of fabric which includes different techniques of printing like Dabu, Kalamkari, Ajrakh, etc. Whether it is carved wooden blocks or cotton fabric the whole process contains complete hand work. Wooden blocks are firstly designed on papers and then carved by our block makers. Dabu is the most demanded work of printing which is a mud resist technique. In which gum, calcium hydroxide and wheat chaff are the main ingredients. Then starts the “Chapai” or printing process in which craftsmen dip those wooden blocks in mud which was prepared overnight and print it on fabric. Colors like indigo, madder red, mustard (gold), grey, olive, chocolate, etc. are made from extracts of iron, turmeric, alum, etc. natural elements. All these colours are called vegetable dyes or colours and are completely skin-friendly.
Now Ekaadri has expended its variety to very famous Jaipur block print. Like bagru printing, we have adopted an eco-friendly printing process which is skin-friendly as well. Famous as Sanganer block printing, it is known for fine work, bright colors and beautiful unique designs. Traditional hand block printing technique starts with the process of making wooden blocks. Jaipur has few fine artist known as block carver. Time taken to make each wooden block completely depends on intricacy of pattern. A printer’s family has both women and man indulge in printing. Ekaadri seeks to employ mostly women for hand work such as embroidery, kantha stitching, sewing and printing.
We are now making beautiful hand block printed fabrics, bed linen, bedsheets, cushion and pillow covers, kurta, kaftans, pareos, cover-ups, block printed tops, tunics, pants, robes, shams. Our handmade range has hand stitched kantha gudri, block printed rugs and many more. Hand block printing is one of the reasons Jaipur block print textile is famous for. Ekaadri brings all these beautiful hand made textile to your home.
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