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Block Printed Handloom from Rajasthan

These are the colourful block printed textiles from Rajasthan in the Surajkund Crafts Mela, Haryana, India. The fair is conducted by Haryana Tourism to promote Indian handicraft and handloom tradition and if you are a craft-savvy, it is a must-to-be-included item in your travel plan.

The Jaipur Sanganer area in Rajasthan is famous for this block printing techniques. One can find in these prints the harmony of various colours made of vegetable dyes. Fine looking sarees, salwar kurta sets, cotour garments are stylised with flowers and geometric configuration.

Ajrak, a type of block printing with hands and in this only natural dyes are used. A speciality of the Ajrak block printing is the use of many colours in individual motifs.