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Experience Block Printing tradition first-hand

Overview

When Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II was planning his new capital of Jaipur in the 18th-century city, one of the prerogatives for him was to establish it as a centre of trade and commerce as well as a creative hub for the arts and crafts. Today Jaipur is still recognised as a city with a distinct artistic identity which can be experienced in the culture and buildings and bazaars of the walled city. 

Over the years of its growth and development, Jaipur has been shaped by new influences which have also served to enrich these arts and crafts; its range of artistic objects and products has only increased and diversified with time. 

The challenges notwithstanding of contemporary times, the city continues to thrive as one of the country’s most important centres for crafts and folk arts. A visit to Bagru offers you up-close and personal explorations of the ancient art of block printing in a form that is unique to this village on the outskirts of Jaipur

Why you will love it

  • Discovering the wonderments of a historic urban quarter filled  with structures from the 18th and 19th century, as well as present-day developments
  • Learning why this area is so deeply reflective of traditional architecture, crafts and commerce from the 18th century to present times
  • Understanding why UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in 2015 designated Jaipur as a ‘City of Crafts and Folk Arts’

What you will experience

In times of machines and technologies, Jaipur is proud of its old traditions to retain roots and keep block printing alive in the age of screen printing. This tour takes you to the masters of this phenomenal art. Appreciate and absorb the workshops of artisans specialized in block carving, dyeing, washing, and printing. Get to see centuries-old chippa patterns. Walk down to the drying fields and see a rainbow of colours. Dive into the radiant inks and create your own fabric! Our explorer will take you for the walk inside the factory and will explain the step by step process of doing block printing. You will love the time spent in interactions with the workers about their experience and work.

INR 3200 per person | 3 hours | Family Tours

Jaipur,India

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