2.5 Yards. Hand Block Print, Cotton Fabric. Natural Dyes. Red, Black. Floral Stripes. From Bagru in Rajasthan India

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Using carved wooden blocks, a traditional floral motif was hand printed onto this 100% cotton fabric, using natural dyes.

The motif colors are black and deep red. The background is natural beige.

Approximately 44 inches (1.1 meter) wide. This piece is 2½ yards (2.3 meters) long.

Additional quantities may be available. Please contact us.

This item is shipped from India. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

This fabric is brand new. It’s not used, damaged, or dirty. It is, however, folk art. Because of the way it’s produced, the pattern is not perfectly uniform, and there may be some errant spots of dye. If your project needs greater precision, you’ll be better off with machine printed textiles.


The village of Bagru in the state of Rajasthan is one of India’s historic block printing centers. Craftsmen use hand carved wooden blocks to stamp designs onto 100% cotton cloth. In keeping with Bagru’s centuries’ old tradition, this fabric was printed with all natural dyes.

If you like the style of Provence in Southern France, you'll be interested to know that these block prints are "Les Indiennes," the imported Indian cottons that inspired the French to develop their famous Provencal fabrics, beginning in the 17th century. Cotton prints from India were also popular in Britain and America.

With their historic background, block print fabrics may be just what you need for your SCA, LARP, Renaissance Faire, Civil War, reenactor, or other reproduction, period costumes. Or use them for period home furnishings.

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