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 tribals Jawariya saree is considered neccessary during marriage.
Without Jawariya design saree no marriage ceremony considered completed among tribals even today. Now this design is used in dupattas, stoles and fabrics too.
EcoFab’s Natural Dye Innovation
Madder or Manjishtha (मंजिष्ठ) in Sanskrit is an age old source of natural alizarin used to dye fabric to get turkey red and different shades of red color from red to pink. Any color variation depends upon the quality of madder roots and local water contents.
Madder roots used in “Ayurveda” since ages to treat various blood and skin related diseases. Madder is having a natural wound healing property, blood purification, used in menstrual problem and various other problems. It works as an healing agent to keep skin healthy. Generally in hand block printing industry as a source of natural alizarin, morinda tinctoria roots were used but ajrakh printers were using madder roots to get red color but today whole hand block printing industry shifted to synthetic alizarin.
To dye with madder requires special attention and expertise because a little mWeightistake may ruin the printed colors.
Modal is an eco friendly fabric.
Specialty of Modal fabric over cotton:
- It remains soft after multiple washes.
- Easy to care
- It is more comfortable than cotton because it allows skin to breathe
- It absorb fifty percent more wetness (sweat) than cotton
- It is a color fast fabric
- Made from bark of beech tree.