Our Robe in Dabu print with white Carnation flowers.
Dabu is a mud resist made from local black clay, wheat flour, gavaar gum, and limestone. After printing with dabu, a fine layer of sawdust is sprinkled over the pattern to prevent the fabric from sticking to itself once immersed in the dye vat.
This process is often repeated several times with indigo to achieve tonal gradients.
The fabric is then spread out in the communal drying field and hung from roofs and left to fix in the sun for up to three days.
Carnation flowers has a history that dates back more than 2,000 years, it’s not surprising that carnations are rich with symbolism. White carnations suggest pure love and good luck.
About the process:
Dabu is a mud-resist hand-block printing practiced in Rajasthan of India. The prints have a sublime quality and appearance. In making of the printed fabrics, a lot of manual process and hard work is involved and in the process they use lots of natural dyes and vegetable pastes.The fabric gets beaten when wet to resize the fabric, This process continues for three days. After that the fabric is dried in the sunlight, -get washed -dried again - washed - & now they boil them. When dried the printing is done with blocks. Saw dust is sprinkled over the fabric as it is printed so that the block applied should not smear the other sides.
All made with natural dyes and vegetable pastes.
No chemicals are used in this process at all.
Hand made with detailed work.
100% Organic Cotton
Across shoulder 51cm
Lenght 129 cm
Bust 64 cm
Across the shoulder 51
Sleeve length 44cm both sizes
Belt 6cm wide 185 cm
-Handwash before using it the first time. There´s no chemicals used in this production of making the robes. All dyes are vegan. There for it´s good to give it an extra soak before using your robe.