Tarapur | Nandana Hand Block Print
Tarapur Print is a very less known craft of hand block printing unique technique practiced by craftsmen of Tarapur village. It is a beautiful combination of alizarin hand block printing and Dabu resist hand block printing. In this technique fabric first printed with syahi begar (natural red & black color) then dyed with Indigo using Dabu resist for blue background. To get green and yellow shade, indigo dyed fabric again dyed with pomegranate peel dye.
Nandana hand block printing process is dyeing craft of hand block printing only practiced in #Tarapur village situated on the banks of Ghambhiri River in Madhya Pradesh. Nandana is having 16 steps going through cumbersome process of printing and dyeing. Almost 100 families of Tarapur and Ummedpura village of Javad tehsil were involved in the craft. Now only 3 families are doing traditional hand block printing but they too left Nandana printing because of its tedious, time consuming process and no market reach.
Traditionally Nandana process involved use of 4 designs namely, Mirch, Champakali, Amba & Jalam buta. Later on one more design “Dholamaru” introduced in this craft. To create a single design 4 different blocks used in the Nandana technique. Basically market for Nandana printing was limited to tribal people of Jhabua, Ratlam, Mandsaur and Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh only.
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