How did your Sister Bazaar garment get dhabu printed?
Before the cotton gets dipped in the indigo pit, it is printed by hand with woodblocks
|First the woodblock had to be hand-carved following a very specific design. This is the "Sarah Scallop" block.|
|Dhabu resist paste is a soft sticky texture that needs to be monitored throughout the day in the pan, it cannot get too wet or too dry to print. It is made of smooth clay, tree gum and wheat chaff finely ground.|
|The first trial of Dizzy Dalia drying in the desert sun. The block is a success, but complex to print having many small blocks that need to be carefully spaced…by the printer's fine eye|