Preserving Traditional Craft

Block printing is believed to have originated in the 14th century.  Traditionally, this craft is done in a village setting in cooperation between the block carvers, printers, dyers, and washers.

First, the printer stamps out the background block, followed by an outline block . The filler blocks complete the process and on average, a printer uses 4 to 5 blocks to create a hand printed cloth.

This is a traditional craft throughout Asia, using locally sources dyes to create beautiful prints with sustainable materials.