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Textiles of India

India, being the origin of cotton, has a variety of textiles spreading worldwide from the country, such as hand weaving, which had an effect on the industrial revolution in the United Kingdom, printing and embroidery. Each one of handmade textiles is unadorned yet delicate. When visiting there, we were amazed by the primitive way of textile making that is no longer seen in any other places in the world. Yet, Indian regions still inherit the original production of textiles.



Kantha

Originated in Bengal, India, Kantha used in daily lives is a traditional delicate needlework handmade by women in rural villages with many mud-walled houses. Women in India were strictly limited to go out and express themselves in the past, they started collecting old fabrics, and extracting threads from cloths and saris to make hand embroidery clothes. As a way to express their care and thoughts for the family, such as their upcoming baby or sons leaving home, they made drawings of plants, livestock and imaginary worlds.

- Indian Kantha Pillow Case
- Indian Kantha Cushion
- Indian Kantha Pouch
- Indian Kantha Animal Mini Cushion


Pattern for Quilting


A sheet with holes pinned by needle for copying a design to a fabric. It is being used until it becomes tattered.

Pair Work


Creating a large Kantha textile takes about half a year when it is completed by only one person. Sometimes two people work on the embroidery together at the same time.




Block Print

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan about one hour away from Delhi, is a historic city with pink buildings in palace-like patterns, so it is also known as Pink City. Near the city, woodblocks for printing have been produced for a long time. Using the woodblock, a wide spread fabric is tightly printed without much space. This is a mix of resist printing and textile printing. A textile is finally created after repeating this work for several hundred times. Originated in India, this printing technique is spread to Europe, Asia, and worldwide. Although it has been modified and developed in different regions, the original handwork method is still being used in India.

- Indian Block Print Throw Border x Line
- Indian Block Print Throw Wave
- Indian Block Print Throw Stripe x Check
- Indian Block Print Throw Pear
- Indian Block Print Throw Mixed Stripe


Designs by hand-drawing


All engraved designs are hand-drawn in advance, even for repetitive patterns.

Own paint tray


Craftsmen are moving with their own tray. They use different colours every day.




Wooden Stamp

Craftsmen use their hands to carve wooden stamps used for block print, a technique to make pattern on Indian cloth. By pressing the stamp with colours regularly on a cotton fabric, there is an original taste that cannot be produced by machine printing. Delicate motifs such as plants and animals are finely presented by hand carved stamps.

As the stamps are handmade by natural materials, each one of them is unique in motif, shape and texture.

- Wooden Stamp – Plant
- Assorted Wooden Stamps – Animal
- Wooden Stamp – Camel

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