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Block printing makes an indelible mark with India’s textiles and homewares
Dating back thousands of years, wood-block printing in India is a technique that reaches across categories. You’ll find it applied to everything from kaftans and throws to wrapping paper and pillows. The technique itself remains constant. Thick blocks of wood (at least 3 or so inches, so they don’t warp) are carved with intricate patterns. Each block receives only one color, so as to not muddy its imprint. The result is as beautiful as it is timeless.
Shaivyya’s cotton-silk wraps are so intricately, and colorfully printed, they border on psychedelic.