विरासत means heritage. India has an age-old legacy of using natural dyes in creating handcrafted textiles. EcoFab is putting its efforts in research and development to recreate that old legacy of use of natural dyes in traditional craft of hand block printing.
In this series we have created this master piece in Bagh print hand block printing technique which is practiced in Bagh village of Madhya Pradesh. Bagh print is a mordant printing technique. In mordant block printing technique a kind of natural binder known as mordant is printed on the fabric which allows dyes to get absorbed by the fabric while dyeing. Alum and iron two mordants are printed on the fabric and then dyed with Manjishtha (Indian Madder) formula re-invented by EcoFab to get red color in place of alum print. Black color is a result of iron mordant and myrobalan dye combination become fixed in this process of madder dyeing.
P.S.: In hand block printing and hand dyeing with natural dyes little dye color variation and imperfection is there, which is a mark of its handmade.