Dabu or Daboo is an ancient Rajasthani mud-resist technique being employed for more than 1300 years in India. Dabu is derived from the word ‘dabaana’ meaning to press.
In this technique, mud paste is applied on the fabric as dabu using hand-carved wooden stamps. The paste is made with a mixture of Gur, Gond, Chuna and Kali Mitti. The mud makes the printed area resistant to dyes then Sawdust is sprinkled on wet dabu print to avoid smudging of pattern. Dabu block print is a labor-intensive craft that includes multiple stages of washing and printing. The prints of Dabu motifs are usually picked from nature like peacocks, leaves, cornstalks (boota), sunflower, mangoes and various other animals and birds’ figure are used.
After that the fabric is left under sunlight to dry completely. Next, the fabric is dipped in indigo vat of dye, dried again and washed to remove all traces of the mud, and revealing the resist area to be the original white. Derived from Indigofera tinctoria plant Indigo is the most exquisite and luxurious of all natural colours worldwide. Indigo dyeing is an ancient process and it is 100% natural and organic.
Wash Care : Dry clean is suggested but hand wash also works with mild detergent and cold water. Do not soak. Do not Bleach. Dry in shade.
Additional Information : Our products are handcrafted and hand printed by skilled artisans. Slight irregularities and deviation in motifs, texture, and colour if any, are identity of handcrafted products. Appreciate the beauty that lies in imperfections.
The actual colour of the product may vary slightly due to different screen brightness. colours also tend to look slightly brighter in photos due to camera lights.