The city of Jaipur in India is renowned for its heritage, architecture, and culture. Known as the “Pink City,” Jaipur is home to several architectural marvels and has a rich history that is reflected in its cultural opulence. Inspired by this grandiose architecture and towering heritage, Texaura has created the Jaipur Collection, a range of distinctive, handcrafted bed sheet and duvet cover sets.
The Inspiration Behind the Jaipur Collection
Texaura drew inspiration from the colorful frescoes decorated with different motifs in natural colors found on Ganesh Pole at Amer Fort, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Jaipur. The designs on the fort come to life in the Jaipur Collection, using both earthly tones inspired by the evocative desert landscape and blue tones inspired by traditional blue pottery.
The patterns and designs in the collection are centered around buta (paisley pattern), jaalis (latticed screen), and freehand murals, reflecting the exquisite beauty and royal legacy of the city.
Showcasing the Jaipur Collection to the World
Jaipur is a sanctum for architecture lovers from all over the world, an inspiration for artists, writers, and poets, and Texaura aims to bring the cultural theme of the city to people’s homes through their products. With expertise drawn from the organic industry, Texaura has been able to bring out the cultural essence on its organic cotton products and present it before the world in a new, healthy, and refined way.
About Hand Block Printing
Block printing is an ancient printing technique that has been used in India for centuries. The process involves carving intricate designs into a block of wood, which is then dipped into ink or dye and stamped onto fabric or paper. In the Jaipur Collection, the designs are carved onto teak wood blocks, which are then used to print on organic cotton fabric.
The process of carving out the designs on the blocks is a labor-intensive one and can take several hours to complete. The artisans who carve out the designs are highly skilled and use traditional techniques that have been passed down through generations. The designs are often intricate and detailed, and require a lot of precision and patience to create.
Once the designs have been carved out, they are then used to print onto the fabric. The fabric is stretched out on a table and the ink or dye is applied to the block. The block is then carefully stamped onto the fabric to create the design. The process is repeated over and over again until the entire fabric is covered with the desired pattern.
One of the unique things about block printing is that each print is slightly different from the next. This is because the ink or dye is applied by hand, and the pressure used to stamp the block onto the fabric can vary. This gives each piece of fabric a unique, handmade feel.
In the Jaipur Collection, only GOTS certified organic cotton and natural, certified pigments are used in the block printing process. This ensures that the products are not only beautiful, but also eco-friendly and sustainable. The result is a luxurious, high-quality product that is both visually stunning and environmentally conscious.
How Texaura is Different from Others
Texaura aims to take the traditional block printing techniques of handicraft to a new level with organics. The technique of hand block printing is famous worldwide for its ageless allure and forms the core of the textile industry in Jaipur.
Texaura’s printers carve intricate designs on teak wood blocks, a labour-intensive process that takes around nine to ten hours.
The Jaipur Collection is purely organic, using certified organic fibers and certified organic colors. Texaura seamlessly brings together tradition with modern design sensibilities, using only organic materials to help you create an idyllic haven in your home.
The Jaipur Collection by Texaura is a testimony to the craftsmanship of indigenous artisans in Jaipur. It is a beautiful amalgamation of the rich heritage and grandeur of the culturally vibrant city, seamlessly brought together with modern design sensibilities using only organic materials. The collection is a tribute to the beautiful city of Jaipur, offering a taste of artistic dexterity and cultural richness to people all over the world.