Hand-Knotting is real craftmanship

Let me introduce to you an indispensable process involved in the manufacturing of our hand-loom products – Hand Knotting. 
Hand-knotting is the process of manually knotting the edges of a textile product viz, bed sheet, rug, pareo, beach throw, table mat etc. to impart a beautiful shape to the whole product.
If we see the origin of fringes, they were used to prevent a cut piece of fabric from unravelling when hemming was not used on the fabric. The use of fringes is ancient but now this process has evolved so much that the people have discovered multiple ways to make knots or braids by hands.
The hand-knotted fringes or knots or tassels that you see at the ends of our products display real hard work and intricate craftmanship. In India, in general, more women are highly involved in this process of hand-knotting. It requires an ample amount of time and precision to perform such craftmanship.
These are few of our products with fringes/knots/tassels
 
#fouta #yarndyed #hand-knotted #pareo

#pareo #beachtowel #picnictowel #handknotted #handprinted

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#bedspread #bedsheet #wallhanging #tapestries #beachthrow

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Hope you also like the tassels and fringes as much as we do!

Cheers!

Process of ”Tie-Dye”

The term ‘Tie-Dye’ is simple to define but it is a process of various steps that requires tenous and extensive craftmanship. This is almost a daily process that takes place at our factory premises but we do it with utmost care as to make sure the effects of Tie-Dye are clear and look appropriate to suit with our printing designs. We do customise the effects according to the dye color and the designs.

So let me take you to our factory premises and show you the way how we do Tie-Dye on raw fabrics. First of all, the raw fabric is folded, twisted and pleated in such a way that it looks like a small bag(aka Potli), now this is fully prepared to get tied up with the help of rubber bands or a thick thread. 

And it would look something like this.↓

Tie-Dye shows different effects depending on the way you tie the fabric, it requires deep understanding of patterns and takes many hours to do so. 

The next step is to mix the dye colour in the big water tank. As we have a larger quantity, we do it in multiple water tanks. We tie at around 1500 pieces at one time and let them dip in the water for one night.

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After keeping them in the water tanks overnight, it is time to take them out, untie them and let them dry in the sunlight. Few colours should not be directly exposed to sunlight as they loose their texture and the effect of Tie is not properly seen. The patterns are best seen when the fabric is perfectly dried, have a look at some of the patterns formed here:

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This is just a glimpse of what we have in store under the Tie Dye section of our bedspreads. We customise as per the requirement and focus on the kind of place where the bedspread is going to be used, whether it is a beach, living room, yoga centre or dorm room.

Till next time, Cheers!!

Mandala Designs

Mandala is defined as a circular figure that represents the universe and we all know the universe is never ending. This word Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism and many of our bedspreads and wall hangings are inspired by Mandala.

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Peacock Feather Mandala Bedspread

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Coins Mandala Bedspread

Piuma-1500

Piuma Mandala Bedspread

Raja - 3000

Floral Mandala Bedspread

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Margherita Flower Mandala Bedspread

Trip to Sanganer, Jaipur


I recently went to Sanganer, Jaipur – The Pink city last weekend.

Everything is so overwhelming in Sanganer, Jaipur – The castles of 
the Emperors, historical monuments, the temples, the local markets 
which are full of vibrant handmade products and not to forget, 
especially the people there. The very famous Pink city of India will 
make you fall in love with it and you would want to visit it again and again.

Sanganer is a small town, just 16 km away from Jaipur and the Jaipur
airport is situated here in this town. The printing designs of our bedspreads
are inspired by the Sanganer prints which are unique and famous all over
the world. The Bandhej, Bandhani or Chunri designs are an epitome of handmade
Tie & Dye designs that are produced here in Sanganer, Jaipur.

I clicked this picture in the
Albert Museum, Jaipur.
The history of Bandhej designs
dates back to medieval times
when people were fascinated by this
creative tie and dye effect that looks
beautiful in true sense.

We have many bedspreads that are inspired by this Bandhej effect.
Have a look:

Paisley Chunri Based Bedspread
 
Margherita Flower Chunri based Bedspread
 
 
 
I went to click more pictures in the Albert Museum and happened to see the
Puppet show as well. Wow!
The next was Bapu Bazzar on my list. This is a tourist hotspot as you can
get the most unique and handmade products here, the Jaipuri bedsheets,
 jutis (bellies), ready made suits, lehanga chunni, pottery,
decoratives and the list never ends.
Few of my picks from the Bapu Bazaar are these:

Rajasthani Wall Hanging

                                                          Cotton Printed Dress
                                                                   Handmade Cotton Bag
Jaipuri Cotton Bedsheet
Some of our bedspreads that can be used as Wall hangings are:
 Good morning Sun & Moon Wall Hanging
Round Elephant Wall Hanging
 
 
After visiting Bapu Bazzar, I packed my bags and started recapturing
the moments of the two days which I spent here in the Pink City.
This is an awesome place to visit and to learn about handicrafts more deeply.
This trip was as an awesome experience, wish I had more days to stay here.
I’ll come again for sure!
Cheers!

5 unique ways of using our Handloom Handprinted Bedsheets

 
5 unique ways of using our Handloom Handprinted Bedsheets

 

Our wide range of Bedspreads can be used as these:

a) Wall Hangings/ Ceiling 
b) Beach Throws/Picnic Sheet 
c) Dorm Decor
d) Table Cloths for large tables
e) Fancy window treatments as Curtain 
f) Room divider
g) Furniture Cover
h) Handmade and unique gifts for your loved ones.

Check out 5 unique ways among the above here:

1. BeachThrows/Picnic Sheet


We have inculcated the beauty of deep blue sea and its creatures in our Beautiful Coral Designs bedspreads. You will be overwhelmed by the brightness of the sun and the freshness of the sea when you go for your holidays and carry along these Aqua beach throws with you. 
You can select an Ocean Paradise beach Throw or a Life with sea creatures Throw Bedspread or an All over Coral Throw Bedspread from here http://goo.gl/j0EJdE and use them as your picnic sheet. Best for your holidays!
 

2. Wall Hangings

               

 

You can hang them in your backyard or in your living room to beautify that area and relax in the evening!! The uses are multiple and these wall hangings look great in everyway.
3. Bedspreads
This is the conventional way of using our handloom handprinted bedsheets with fringes on both sides. Bring them home and experience the calmness of these cotton bedspreads this summer.
 
 
4. Room Divider/Dorm Sheet
 
 
Another way of using this, is as a room divider. It will bring colors to your bed room and lighten it up. You can choose among Mandala, Horsocope, or Chunari designs here https://goo.gl/S1cxly 
 
 
5. Tapestries 
 

 

Wow, such a lovely way to brighten up your living room when you use them as a Tapestry. Try it and share your pictures with us.
Any new ideas are welcome!!
Cheers!!
 

New Collection


Coral Beachthrows,,,,, So Wow!!

Take a selfie with these coral beachthrows and become popular as they are so in trend and also feel relaxed when you rest on them under the sun near the sea;)
 
 

Exclusive collection of  Customised & Handcrafted Tapestries

The image here shows the handprinted design of presentation of peacock feathers in beautiful Mandala creation.

Our marvellous range of Wall hangings

 

One of them is this Turtle Wall hanging which is very popular among coastal areas in all over the world. 

Shown here is an amazing Black and White Tree of Life Elephant designed Bedspread

The bedspread is first of all dyed black in colour and then the white colour is screen printed over it that makes it an eye-catching Tapestry, a perfect curtain for your living room or a beach sheet for your vacation.