Dabu Print is one of the resist printing styles of hand block printing practiced in various parts of India. A paste comprises of flour, black soil and lime used to print on clothes by wooden blocks then keep it in Indigo dye tank. After dipping clothes into indigo dye tank it comes out green but after oxidation it becomes blue. Tarapur village of Madhya Pradesh is a less known craft village once famous for its 500 years old Nandana style of hand block printing.
Today Dabu is synonymous with Indigo color (Indigo dye is extracted from Indigofera tinctoria plant, an indigenous plant to India and Asia). Indigo was used widely in Dabu hand block printing because it is only known natural cold dye in the past.
Product: Dabu Print Modal Saree including blouse
Fabric: Plain Modal
Length: 6.5 meter
Width: 44 inch
Printed by: Master Craftsman Shri Pawan Jhariya
It has all the properties of cotton and addition to 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.