Hand Block Printing of Jahota, Rajasthan

Villages of Jahota in Jaipur are famous for the jahota hand block printing. It is believed that Maharaja Jai Singh and his wife uplifted this art amongst the local artists. They both took interest amongst the art and the people involved in this field.

Today also artists perform the work with all the inherited skills from the ancestors. These artists first carve the design on the wooden blocks with their fine tolls. Later using the natural and chemical dyes they print the motif on the fabric. In this fashion savvy world the artists have started designing to the demands of buyers and natural dyes have also been replaced by chemical dyes. Jahota is famous for its chilani print, tradtionally worn by brides in certain communities.

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