Bagru Art


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Mallika Verma
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History of bagru Art Bagru chhipas came from Sawai Madhopur, Alwar, Jhunjhuna, and Sikkar districts of Rajasthan to settle in Bagru and make it their home outset around 450 years ago. They are known for their unique designs of luxuriant trellises in sophisticated natural colors. Haw Bagru art is made Using the wooden blocks, the printer dips the block into the dye tray and presses it onto the cloth. Every print is made by hand and visually aligned by the printer. Traditional Bagru prints use dark colour on a cream or dyed background
Main colours used in Bagru Art 1. Black 2. Red Culture of Bagru Art The culture of Bagru Art is from the land of Rajasthan. The piece of fabric with this exotic print is handcrafted with all the love to nature and inherited traditions.
Uses Bagru prints are immensely used in contemporary as well as conventional garments. Conventionally, Bagru prints were used mostly for ghagras (skirts), odhnis (scarves) and pagris (turbans). The printed lengths of rough cotton about 50 cms wide were typically sewn together for long skirts. Today, the products made with Bagru block prints have entered into Home Furnishings, apparel and accessories. Motifs All the motifs are first carved on wooden blocks which are made by craftsmen called KHARAUDI. They specialize exclusively in the skill of hand-carving the designs on the blocks and do not use the electric machinery. They work with their traditional tools which include a ruler, compass, saw and wooden maller. A single colored block measuring 5.5 cms by 9cms, can cost between Rs. 350 and 800, depending upon the intricacy of the design. One block lasts for a maximum of 800- 1000mts. of fabric. Each design usually requires a set of several different blocks, including an outline (rekh), a background (gad), and filler (datta). Main patterns carved on the blocks are: 1) PATASHI with its tiny floral designs of buds, leaves and stems. 2) JHAD with its interviewing trendrils and distinctive border lines. 3) HATHI- the elephant
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