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29 Mar, 2017

Hand-Block Prints Are High On Fashion Radar!


The rich art and cultural heritage, Indian hand block print kurtis are designed using carved wooden blocks immersed in colorful dyes. They are adorned with beautiful artworks such as gota patti, bagru, aari tari and more. When it comes to accentuating women’s beauty, nothing does it better than a classic and artistic hand block printed kurti.

The ancient art of hand block printing is an avant-garde practice that is being used in India since ages. Fabrics such as cotton, silk, mulmul, etc. are beautified using wooden blocks with carvings of typical Indian motifs such as flowers, leaves, petals, etc. The carvings on the blocks are made by skilled craftsmen, producing quality kurtis since ages. Hand block printed cotton kurtis of India are exported worldwide and have made a place for themselves in the world of vogue.

Prints to Pick

 

There are two types of hand block printing techniques famous in Rajasthan, namely- Sanganeri and Bagru. Sanganeri hand block printing is quite different from Bagru hand block printing. In Bagru, hand block printing is done only on red, black and dark colored bases. On the other hand, Sanganeri hand block printing is done on a white base. Rich and vivacious prints are created through hand block printing and usually finer designs are used to imprint on fabrics.

These kurtis celebrate the Indian culture while also giving you the gist of the contemporary trends. Designers across the country have bowed to the charm of delicate hand block prints and often incorporate them in their collection. Hand block print kurtis and printed suit sets have been considered as a summer wardrobe must-have by the top-notch designers and fashion influencers.

Embrace The Art With All Elegance

Here are a few reasons why block prints are on the radar of fashion designers:

The top most and an obvious reason why hand block printed kurtis are making a spot for themselves in the fashion world are its highly fashionable styles. Available in a plethora of styles, silhouettes and colors, block printed kurtas and printed suit sets leave us spoilt for choice. From the latest slit style to the timeless anarkali kurtis, possibly every style can be found in these kurtis. These kurtis are also adorned with gorgeous embellishments such as zari, aari tari, zardosi, gota patti, mirror work, etc

Yet another pro of a hand block printed kurtis is that it can suit every body type and make a woman look effortlessly gorgeous, thus making it a sensation in the vogue world. These kurtis are available in many styles- a-line kurti, tail cut kurti, c-cut kurti, high low kurti, dhoti style kurti, angarkha style, anarkali and more. One can choose the style according to their body type. Pro tip- a-line kurtis have a straight fit and hence they give the impression of a slimmer look.

Shop the collection of hand block prints here: https://www.shoplyla.com/

Image via Lyla, and Pinterest.  

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