Specially and thoughtfully selected for organic consumers

Well you don't have to necessarily wait for that next trip to India or wish you had an opportunity to shop in India if you have never been there! And what's more! If you are the type who cares for the environment and want to contribute to environmentally sustainable commerce, you are in the right blog!
Presenting "Made in India" products for a greener world!

Here are a few quality, handcrafted and handloom products from rural India mostly made from natural materials- cotton, silk, wood and coloured with vegetable/fruit based dyes.

When you buy these products you support fair trade and also help those rural artisans preserve those centuries of handed down traditions of handwork and skills. Not only do we help them generate income, but also sustain these traditions of handwork that's really part of their culture.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wood Block prints of India

Got this interesting article about block prints from another blog.http://onceuponateatime.blogspot.com/2009/04/weekend-special-wood-block-prints-of.html

Woodblock printing originated in China, first on fabric and later, on paper. It was widely used in Japan to produce "motifs of landscapes, tales from history, the theatre and pleasure quarters" such as those by Hiroshige....

"View of Mt Fuji from Harajuku", part of Fifty three stations of the Tokaido series by Hiroshige (Image credit: Wikipedia commons)

In India, woodblock printing on fabric was widely practiced and large quantities were exported to Europe. Many artisan communities such as Sanganer and Bagru in Rajasthan, India still practice this art form.


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    Even when u click the Title
    "Wood Block prints of India"
    It links to your blog.

    I have no intention of stealing other people's work and claiming it to be my own. Appreciate your blog and keep up the good work.


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