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दिल्ली राज्य  Delhi NCR

National Capital Region

Delhi is the Headquarter of India. Gurgaon is Ours. 

National capital region (NCR) includes all the cities adjoining Delhi, Gurgaon being one. The NCR is world's second-largest urban area according to United Nations. Many people, from all over the country, have made NCR their home, these includes some artisanal communities too. One gets to see a glimpse of whole of India in this biggest city of the country. It is also known as one of the greenest capitals of the world.

Block Carving

The carving of the block is done by Arju, a gentleman sitting in the by-lanes of the Zakir Nagar in south-east Delhi.

  • The paper drawing of the final motif is handed over

  • He mathematically plans the order of carving

  • Traces the design onto butterpaper

  • Traces design on the wooden block

  • Carves the block

Block Printing

HastKala Prints in Delhi is a family run printing unit where the patriarch Gaznavi ji runs it with help of his sons and also the team of more printers who belongs to their native village in district of Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.

They aid us executing our block prints for collection Gulkari and the screen prints for collection Voyage.

  • Fabric is laid out and pinned to the cushioned table.

  • Measurements taken and grid is made using tape and chalk for precise placements of block.

  • Zero-impact dyes, with natural binder is used

  • The colour takes a day or two to set in

  • Printing needs an absolutely dry climate or else the moisture will make the dye runny when applied

  • Design pattern, made on illustrator, is used as reference.

  • Wooden (carved) blocks are stamped

  • The print is fixed using the steam in a steamer

Screen Printing

Screen is a stencil of nylon fabric pinned to an iron/ wooden frame. The colour transfers from the stencil to a fabric using a squeezy that spreads the dye evenly and pushes it through the nylon layer of stencil onto the fabric.

  • Screen is measured and stop blocks are set.

  • Fabric is laid out and pinned to the cushioned / set on sticky table

  • Water based binder is used with few drops of azo-free pigment dyes.

  • Conventionally turpentine oil gets used that evaporates with exposure to air and these fumes are hazardous for the 

  • The colour takes a day or two to set in

  • Printing needs an absolutely dry climate or else the moisture will make the dye runny when applied

  • Design pattern, made on illustrator, is used as reference.

  • Wooden (carved) blocks are stamped

  • The print is fixed using the steam in a steamer

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