“Dabu” the resist print of Bagru
Ms. Mehta Rena*, Prof. Bhatnagar Pradeep*, Yadav Kanika**
*Department of Clothing and Textiles, Faculty of home Science, Faculty of Life Sciences, International College for girls, Jaipur
**Student, Department of Clothing and Textiles, International College for Girls, Jaipur
Online published on 20 June, 2013.
The present study attempts to document the magnificent resist and block printed natural dyed textiles of Bagru,a rural village in Rajasthan The village hums with much activity today, supplying the exquisite printed material for export trade, which has reached the threshold of extinction of its pure form in terms of its traditional operating system and the designs. This is due to increase in fashion, use of synthetic dyes and production of screens for this block printed textile. The objectives were to document the craft of Dabu Print in detail and testimony the changes that have come about in its manufacturing process, colors and motifs. Data regarding the craft was collected from a purposively selected sample practicing the craft in the traditional manner. Dabu, traditionally a resist block printed cotton textile has undergone a number of changes in production, in the motif and colours used.
Dabu, Resist printing, Mordant.