Jawariya Modal Stole – 01
Product: Jawariya Hand Block Print Stole
Fabric: Modal by Modal
Length: 2 meter
Width: 22 inch
Color: Black & Red
Master Craftsman: Shri Pawan Jhariya
Craft Place: Ummedpura – Tarapur Village
Jawariya means jowar ka dana (Sorghum or cereal grass) is a very old and traditional design used in hand block printing inspired from the nature. Once it was a trademark design of tribal people of Jhabua, Bagh, Neemuch, Ratlam and neaby places in Madhya Pradesh. In tribal Jawariya lugda (A kind of saree) is considered necessary during marriage.
Without Jawariya design saree no marriage ceremony considered completed among tribal even today.
Alizarin Print (Tarapur Village)
Vegetable hand block printing is practiced in very few places in India, and Tarapur is one of such village of Madhya Pradesh. They are still using “Kath” (Vegetable black color) using jiggery powder and iron rust instead of “kashish” (Readymade vegetable black color) now commonly used to prepare black color. It is a very small village situated on the banks of “Ghambhiri” river having population of 3000 to 4000. Tarapur is 270 kilometers away from Indore the industrial capital of Madhya Pradesh. For red color first alum as mordant is printed using tamarind seed powder paste and then dyed with alizarin. Now a day synthetic alizarin is used unlike 50 years ago roots of morinda citrifolia were used. EcoFab has found the source of natural alizarin which gives pale yellow to brownish yellow and brownish red color shade.
“Chippa” community is practicing the craft of hand block printing in Tarapur since 400 years, who claims to belong to the lineage of Sant Namdev, a famous saint of “Bhakti Tradition” in India. 10-15 years back some 30-40 families of “Chippa community” were involved in this craft restricted to the 3-4 families today. It’s all due to tough competition from the chemical screen printing and imitating of designs by machine printers selling it at cheaper prices than hand block printing. But they are still following the traditional methods in preparing the fabrics using semi-vegetable colors.
It has all the properties of cotton and it is very soft and lustrous like silk.
Specialty of Modal fabric over cotton:
1. It remains soft after multiple washes.
2. Easy to care
3. It is more comfortable than cotton because it allows skin to breathe
4. It absorb fifty percent more wetness (sweat) than cotton
5. It is a color fast fabric
6. Made from bark of beech tree.