The Inimitable Bagh Print Sarees
The dramatic use of red and black in Bagh print sarees, which derive from the Bhil and Bhilala civilizations in Madhya Pradesh, India, contributes to its visual impact. It was during the Mughal invading period when the Bagh printers migrated south from Rajasthan. Because of the river's high copper content, they stayed. They still practise traditional block printing in a few small workshops today.
An Indian handicraft known as Bagh block print is practised in Bagh, Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh. You can tell it's a hand-block print since the colours...
How To Spot A Traditional Maheshwari Saree From Miles Away
If you're puzzled, don't bother trying to figure out the name of that one unstitched Indian garment. It is, but of course, the national attire of India, the saree. Right from the time childhood days, an Indian woman has had this fascination for elegant sarees. Even at the ripe old age of 70, she continues to be drawn to this bright and cheery garment.
Traditional Maheshwari sarees originated from Madhya Pradesh. They have a unique lineage dating back to the reign of legendary queen Ahilya Bai. She is the one who designed the first saree....
A journey through the fabric-scape of India: Kinds Of Sarees
Bagh-the hand block printing craft of Bagh, Madhya Pradesh (one of the most elegant kinds of sarees out there)
This bold and vibrant hand-block Bagh printing has its origins in Bagh village in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, from where it also derives its name ‘Bagh prints’. This unique craft was started by the Chhippas of the Khatri community who migrated to Bagh around 400 years ago from Larkana in Sindh, which is famous for its Ajrak prints.
Bagh was chosen as a suitable place for this craft as...