Mineral based pigments are classic example of sustainable alternatives for synthetic chemical dyes. In this post we figure out the minerals that gives us earthy tones and neutral colors like Black, Whites, Brown and Khaki.
There are so many plants that yields natural colors which we can use to dye a fabric. Here we limit our discussion to the natural alternatives for Earthy shades and neutral color tones.
The art originates from the Rabari community of Gujarat but has now gained vast popularity and practiced elaborately by Modern artisans and art lovers. With the passage of time, intricate work of Lipan is recreated by craftsmen to make them handy for Indian contemporary home décor.
Eco-friendly materials are the ones that can be reused, recycled, renewable, organic, creating less waste and less toxic to humans, animals, and the environment. In case of an artists these materials include Canvas, Screens, Paints, Inks, Printings and other stuff which is eco-friendly, reusable and biodegradable. Let's talk in detail about the materials required to create an sustainable art-
From the cultural land of Rajasthan, comes an age old technique of textile printing- THE BAGRU PRINT. The piece of fabric with this exotic print is handcrafted with all the love to nature and inherited traditions. Bagru is acknowledged for its wooden blocks and all the natural colors used for printing. It is totally an Eco-friendly practice. Bagru, is a traditional BLOCK-PRINTING art of Rajasthan, flourished in a small town of "Bagru"at a distance of 30–35 kms from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The practice is as old as 400 to 500 years religiously developed and followed by the locals called Chippas who migrated from Sawai Madhopur (Alwar) as nomads and settled themselves in Bagru for livelihood. The admirers of textile handicraft might already heard or know about this beautiful printing technique, but some of you do not. So lets hear the tale and grab more knowledge about this very own heritage textile art.