dabu is a type of resist printing. a special mix of mud is applied to the fabric with blocks. after drying, the fabric is then dyed, and the mud resist is removed.
field trip : Colors of Nature in Auroville indigo vats basket vat covers new addition potted indigo plant at the doorway ironing without electricity some of our finished samples hanging to dry
our khadi quilts in process: two layers of khadi, with two layers of muslin sandwiched in-between even though they are machine stitched, it takes several days for a tailor to complete one piece
smallest pencil ever used
saturday afternoon visit to neighborhood block printer
tailored napkin fabric
drying on the rooftop
a sampling of the vintage khadi prints
being stockpiled at metaphor racha :
partners Ravi Kiran and Chandrashekar
have a deep dedication to hand-spun hand-woven fabrics,
traveling extensively throughout southern India
finding khadi societies with which to collaborate.
Auntie Oti is eternally grateful to be a small part of their world and their vision
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