Jawariya Print Handloom Tussar Silk Saree – JPTSS01



Product Syahi Begar Print Tussar Silk Saree
Measurements Length: 6.40 Meter Width: 46 inches (Including blouse)
Fabric Handloom Tussar Silk
Color Maroon & black (Tradtional color combination)
Dyes used Myrobalan & Alizarin
Place of weaving & printing Madhya Pradesh (Bharat)
Designed by EcoFab
Master Block Printer Shri Pawan Jhariya (National Award Winner)
Model Ayushi Gupta
P.S. You may find little difference in original product and picture due to camera quality.


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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 nearby places in Madhya Pradesh. In tribal Jawariya lugda (2.6 meter in length and 60 inch wide) is considered necessary during marriage. Without Jawariya lugda a kind of tribal saree no marriage ceremony considered completed among tribal even today.

This Jawariya lugda is used by tribal bride as a Saree which is a must during marriage ceremony by wrapping it around the body.

Now this design is widely used in Sarees and developed into other products like stole, dupatta, dress material and bed sheet too.

Syahi-Begar Print

Traditional hand block printing is practiced in very few places in India. Ummedpura-Tarapur twin villages of Madhya Pradesh continuing the traditional craft of hand block printing once famous for Nandna technique of block printing.

“Syahi-Begar” technique of block printing is a kind of mordant (color binder) block printing in which two mordants alum is used to get red with alizarin and iron rust is used to get black color when printed on myrabalan (Harad fruit) dyed base. “Syahi” word is used for black color and “Begar” is used for red color.

For red color first alum as mordant is printed mixing with tamarind seed powder paste and then dyed with alizarin. Now a day synthetic alizarin is used unlike 50 years ago roots of morinda tinctoria or madder roots were used. To get black colour first iron rust mix with water and jiggery fermented for 15 to 20 days. Then it is mixed with tamarind seed powder and print using wooden block on myrabalan (Harad fruit) dyed base.

Tarapur is a very small village situated on the banks of “Ghambhiri” river having population of 2500 to 3000. Tarapur is 270 kilometers away from Indore the industrial capital of Madhya Pradesh.

“Chippa” community is practicing the craft of hand block printing in Tarapur since 400 years, who claims following the lineage of Sant Namdev, a famous saint of “Bhakti Tradition” in India. 20 years back some 100 families of “Chippa community” were involved in this craft limited to the 2 families today. It’s all due to tough competition from the chemical screen printing and imitating of designs by digital printers selling it at cheaper prices than hand block printing.


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