Behind the Scene - Hand Block Printing

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Come join us at our printing unit in Bagru | Pinklay
The entire process unfolds a lot like magic colours wherein the dye which is primarily made using alum is a faint yellow hue while printing but turns into a deep red hue when it comes in contact with water and heat. The printed cloth is dipped in boiling water as seen in the video several times and with each dip, the color red gets deeper. As beautiful and amazing this process is to watch, it’s equally hard and takes immense skill and understanding of the craft to achieve. A video from my recent visit to one of our printers and dyers.
How our bestselling Indigo kaftan dress is made
Want to see how our iconic Indigo Kaftan shirt is made? Here is a glimpse on how a contemporary silhouette that you wear around the world on your travels is made using the heritage craft of Dabu printing technique in a small village of Bagru.
Behind the Scenes - Making of our Dhwani Kurta set
Join us in the making of our 𝐃𝐡𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐢 𝐤𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐚 𝐬𝐞𝐭. A four colorway design that takes incredible harmony and effort in printing but the outcome is made of dreams.
How our gorgeous Adbhut Bathrobe is made | Pinklay
The good thing is I don’t follow trends, the bad thing is that sometimes I go a little out there, like with our new Adhbut robe. The deep pink looked fabulous on our BAGH motif but it was PINK, how could we put a Pink bagh on a piece of clothing? But then, it was too beautiful to not take a chance on it, so I did, perfectly aware that this can go either way. The bet paid off, and Adhbut went on to become the season’s most loved and bought robe. Join me as I show you how this handblock printed wonder is created.
The Process of Dabu Printing | Pinklay
Dabu is a mud resist dyeing technique that originated in the Akola region of Rajasthan. The technique involves using a mixture of mud and other natural materials to create a resist pattern on the fabric, which is then dyed in indigo or other natural dyes. The mud mixture is applied to the fabric using a wooden block. The chippa community in the Bagru region makes dabu prints for Pinklay.
Hand block printing of our Dhurrie Rug
Join us in the making of our Kalki Dhurrie Rug featuring our latest motif The Great Indian Stag. Handblock printing on a handloom dhurrie takes double the effort than printing on regular cotton. The thickness of a dhurrie makes it harder for the pigment to penetrate so the colour has to be made thicker and the effort to print is also that much more.
The Craft of Quilting - Making of Our Great Indian Stag Quilt
he hunar of tagai / hand quilting is one that will go the history of beautiful crafts. It’s mostly done by women and is a big source of income for women in craft clusters. The fineness of Tagai (Stitch pattern) impact the price of a quilt. In feature, our gorgeous STAG handblock quilt in making. This #pinklayprint takes 6 giant wooden blocks to achieve one single motif. The great Indian stag quilt is exclusively available on our website and stores.
Behind the scenes - Hand block printing of our Raat ki Rani quilt
Join us in the mesmerizing journey of crafting our latest RAAT KI RAANI #pinklayprint. Picture this: 4 heavy blocks, each an intricate masterpiece on its own, coming together in a harmonious dance, repeating a few hundred times to print just one side of our signature quilt. It’s a poetry in motion, a celebration of artistry.
Making of our luxurious Adbhut bathrobe
Join us in the making our newest robe. We wanted to make a breathtaking - surreal - unique piece so we made Adbhut. True to its name, its unpredictable colour palette and and our handblock printed gorgeous Baagh motif make it a true head turner! Exclusively available on our website and stores.
The process of hand block printing
An up and close experience at our block printing unit into the making of one of our most complex and beautiful motifs.
The Making of our Quilted Slippers
My fondest memories of winter include my mom and grandma making quilted slippers for all of us. They felt like a warm hug! We replicate similar quilted slippers for Pinklay every winter, with love and care. In feature, our slippers in making. Find them on our online shop only.
Hand block printing of our Bagh print | Pinklay prints
Join us in the mesmerizing journey of crafting our latest Bagh #pinklayprint. Picture this: 6 heavy blocks, each an intricate masterpiece on its own, coming together in a harmonious dance, repeating a few hundred times to print just one side of our signature quilt. It’s a poetry in motion, a celebration of artistry.
Hand block printing of our Dragonfly bedsheet
Our block printing unit is a place where everything we want to create at Pinklay takes life. This is our 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐝𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐭 being handblock printed. One single bedsheet takes approx 200 well-synchronised blocks to be stamped by a skilled artisan. It’s talent, hard work and sheer perseverance. So next time you buy a handcrafted piece - tell yourself it’s precious.❤️
What is Bagru dyeing process? Daisy Tanwani tells us about this craft
Bagru dyeing in an ancient and traditional art form. Watch this video to know more about this process
Celebrating World Gratitude Day by thanking our artisans
On this World Gratitude Day, we're taking a moment to express our heartfelt thanks to the unsung heroes behind Pinklay - our incredible artisans. These gifted individuals, with their dedication and skill, preserve and nurture traditional crafts like hand block printing, quilting, and many more. Join us in celebrating these artisans and the timeless artistry they bring to our brand.
A day at the Bagru Village spent with artisans
If you ever have the fortune to meet craftsmen, ask them about their crafts but spend more time to know them. Stories one gets to hear, folklore one discovers and jokes that come around are priceless. Today was one such day spent at our Bagru unit. What fun! Home made tea was a bonus
Behind the scenes - Our Prerna t-shirt being hand block printed
No glamour, no pretence – just the genuine process and the real hands that go behind making our garments truly special.
Behind the Scenes - How our newest kurta set collection is made
A handblock printed design is so much more than what meets the eye! And, because I am forever a fan of this art form, I will never tire out sharing how magical, effort full and skill based this process is. Join me as I show how we made the headlining motif of our latest collection Geet!
Celebrating National Handloom Day with Pinklay
Today is the 𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐇𝐀𝐍𝐃𝐋𝐎𝐎𝐌 𝐃𝐀𝐘! A day more specifically to celebrate the exquisite legacy of Indian weaves and weavers, however, it’s also come to become a reminder of the significant role that our handcrafts and the awe-inspiring artisans play in nation building.
A glimpse into making #pinklaykids clothing
We handcraft every piece with care and when it comes to #pinklaykids , it’s better than the best! The cloth used it GOTS certified cotton and the dyes are Azo-free, in simple worlds globally accepted low impact dyes and GOTS means global organic textile standard.
Take a look at how we make 2 of our most loved #pinklayliving pieces.
The technique of a gadh (solid base) print is especially difficult. Our founder, Daisy Tanwani walks us through the process of how one motif from our bedsheet is printed.
Pinklay Prints in motion at our block printing unit.
Monsoon poetry for your ears, eyes and soul
Hand block printing at our unit
There are two things that stand out in a block printing process if you are tuned to it. One is the beauty of it all. The slow world in the fast. The other is the constant sound of these blocks. Unlike our digital world where we can slack sometimes and we all do, in this world there is no scope to slack even in one block, one thump, one stamp - zero margin to loose grip on that block. That’s what slow fashion is about - perseverance, skill, hard work and that’s why it’s precious.
Our newest bed linen collection marigold being Hand block printed
How our bestselling Senorita dress is made!
Making #pinklayprints. Our newest collection Ok Jaanu being hand block printed at our factory
Our super soft slippers in the making
Meet Rajesh - The one who packs your order with love
Vamika kurta being handblock printed
Our bed cover being hand block printed
Mahtab ~ Making Series
Making of Pinklay Original Print
Shuchi Bedsheet in Making
Padmaja Quilt in Making
The Art of Exquisite Hand Block Printing at Pinklay | Padma Home Collection Hindu Mythology, Cultural Significance, Signature Collection, Home Textile, Art Forms, Samudra
The Art of Exquisite Hand Block Printing at Pinklay | Padma Home Collection
Behind the scenes of our hand block prints getting developed for Pinklay's latest handcrafted home textile collection - Padma, inspired by the beautiful Lotus representing great cultural significance that goes as back as 'Samudra Manthan' in Hindu mythology and in heritage art forms like Pichhwai. Visit us to experience Padma now!
Block by block, inch by inch, our talented artisans create magic on fabric. This involves so much talent, experience and hardwork but they make it look so effortless. Table Linens, Talent, Effortless, Artisan
Mahtab Making
Block by block, inch by inch, our talented artisans create magic on fabric. This involves so much talent, experience and hardwork but they make it look so effortless.