Dabu Handblock Printed Chanderi silk Indigo Dupatta
A Dabu Handblock Printed Chanderi Silk Indigo Dupatta is a type of traditional Indian scarf made from a blend of Chanderi silk fabric and natural indigo dye. It is also a breathable fabric that keeps the wearer cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather. The silk used in Dabu Handblock Printed silk Indigo Dupattas is typically lightweight and fine, making it comfortable to wear and easy to drape.
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.
Dabu or Daboo is an ancient Rajasthani mud-resist technique employed for more than 1300 years in India. Dabu is derived from the word ‘dabaana’ meaning to press. Dabu printing is a traditional printing technique from Rajasthan, India. In this process, a paste made of mud, gum and lime is applied on the fabric in a desired pattern using hand-carved wooden blocks. The fabric is then dyed in indigo, which penetrates the parts of the fabric not covered by the mud paste, resulting in a resist-dyed pattern. Dabu block print is a labor-intensive craft that includes multiple stages of washing and printing.
The indigo pattern on the dupatta is intricate and unique, featuring a combination of geometric and floral motifs. The design is inspired by traditional Rajasthani art and is sure to add a touch of ethnic charm to any outfit.
Eco-Friendliness and Cultural Preservation
One of the great things about Dabu dupatta is that they are environmentally friendly and sustainable. The natural materials used in the printing process are biodegradable, and the cotton or silk fabric used is a renewable resource. Additionally, the hand-block printing process supports local communities and helps to preserve traditional techniques.
This beautiful dupatta is a versatile accessory that can be paired with a variety of outfits. You can drape it around your neck or shoulders over a solid-colored kurta or dress for a pop of color and style. The stole can also be paired with jeans and a t-shirt for a more casual look.