Bagru is a traditional Rajasthani hand printing technique with natural colours. Chippas, migrated from Alwar, settled in Bagru and introduced the village to this distinct way of block printing. Guess what the word ‘Chippas’ means? It translates to ‘people who print or stamp.’ So, it’s safe to say that they’re true to their name!
Bagru block printing needs an adroit and experienced craftsman since it takes quite some time to even make a kurti pant set. Wooden teak-wood blocks are soaked overnight in oil and used. Chippas have been collecting block designs since the inception of this art and they are considered the ‘wealth’ of their tribe.
Here are some handmade long casual kurti sets online on our website that you can access:
Ajrakh Block Printing
Gujarat houses a huge Ajrakh block printing industry. Ever since Muslim artists settled in the village of Dhamadka near Kutch about 400 years ago, this beautiful art form has stuck around. Ajrakh block printing is done on either side of the fabric perfectly and only skilled artisans can perform such a seemingly impossible task. Here are some of iTokri’shandmade casual kurta sets that bring you the skills of these artisans from Gujarat:
Sanganeri Block Printing
Rajasthani Sanganeri block printing originated in… you guessed it, Sanganeri! It’s a small village in Rajasthan. This style of block printing has existed for over five centuries. Artisans were forced to move to Rajasthan due to the constant battle between the Mughals and Marathas. There isn’t any formal training you need for this artform, you need to observe and practice to perfect it. The dyes for this form are completely natural, traditionally, artisans used insects to get purple and red colours. Artisans print outlines using Sheesham and Teak wood.
iTokri brings Sanganeri Hand Block Printedcasual kurta sets for ladies in Yellow, Pink, Blue, white grey and Olive green amongst others.
Why Choose iTokri?
iTokri brings you different kinds of art forms from across India at your fingertips. With over 10,000 artisans that produce all kinds of handlooms, fabrics, jewellery, paintings, handicraft, and household items, iTokri promotes underrepresented India. We have about 100,000 listings on our website and we have 500 more every day to ensure that you have enough options to pick from and get what you want.
iTokri also runs on being as sustainable as possible. With our eco-friendly packaging, natural dyes and fabrics, and clay pots, we try to take a step towards a sustainable future. Based in Gwalior, we bring you the richness of the cultures of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, and Gujarat to name a few.
Buy high-quality, sustainable, and authentic products likehandmade kaftan, unisex bxoer shorts, skirts, night suits for women, printed tunic, t-shirts, bottom, pant and salwar here at iTokri and celebrate every milestone in your life with the artisans of rural India.
What Is The Meaning Of Casual Clothes?
Clothes that prioritise functionality, freedom, and comfort over conformity, presentation, and formality. Clothes which make you feel comfortable and relaxed, like informal clothing you wear at a pub. An example of casual clothing includes the casual long Kurti sets online.
Does A Dupatta Suit Come In Casual Wear?
Yes, light simple cotton kurta sets with dupatta makeup casual wear. These light women kurtis are made from cotton that makes you feel comfortable throughout the day. You can wear them for casual days at the mall or even on a special occasion.
Are These Casual Suits Handprinted?
Yes, all these casual suits are hand block printed.
Can you wash these printed suits in the washing machine?
No. These printed suits are made from a light and delicate material. You need to hand wash them separately in cold water with mild liquid detergents. Don’t soak the material for too long.