Hand Block Printing of Gujarat

Surat in Gujarat is the trade centre for Hand printed and mechanically produced textile material. Today Surat produces beautifully printed dress material, saris,wall hangings, table covers, cushion covers, bed spreads and many more home d?cor products. All these items carry the richness of traditional craft with the beautiful bright colours .The colours are bright like red, blue, green, black etc and the motifs are totally traditional. The use of teak wooden blocks continues along with the metal blocks by few printers. Today the use of natural dyes is accompanied by chemical colours also.The process involves many stages of printing by the printer and he has to be very alert while printing so that no stain falls over the fabric. The printing starts from left to right.