Aartyz Half Sleeves Men’s Dark Red Shirt beautifully hand crafted in Ikat premium cotton fabric

 1,350.00

Aartyz Half Sleeves Men’s Dark Red Shirt beautifully hand crafted in Ikat premium cotton fabric

Ethnic casual shirt with short side slits.
Regular collar.
Fabric used – Cotton
Type – Ikat
Wash care – Dry clean / gentle wash in cold water
Do not bleach. Dry in shade. Iron on reverse side.
This product will be shipped in 10 working days.

Disclaimer – This product is hand crafted. Being hand crafted, the fabric may have slight irregularities in terms of color and print. These irregularities are hallmark of hand crafted products and make each piece an unique one.
Colors on screen appear brighter than actual.

Custom options – Available. You can mention the requirement in notes section on the check-out page while placing the order.

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Description

This beautifully hand crafted Aartyz Half Sleeves Men’s Dark Red Shirt is in Ikat premium cotton fabric.

Block printing

In India, block prints hold a place of pride. The age-old craft of dyeing and colouring a fabric using wooden blocks has been perfected over generations. Whether it is Rajasthan’s popular Dabu print, which uses the mud printing technique, or Gujarat’s Ajrakh, featuring geometric motifs, each block print is symbolic of the country’s vast heritage and rich culture. India is, after all, one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of block printed fabrics.

The process of block printing

The process of block printing is a tedious one. It takes 10-15 days to perfect the design of the blocks. It all begins with a fabric that is first washed free of starch. If the fabric is not dyed, it is then colored by tie-dyeing. The fabric is then washed to remove excess colour and then dried under the sun. The next step sees the fabric pinned on the printing table. Meanwhile, the colours are prepared and kept on a tray containing glue and pigment binder to ensure a soft base for the colour, and to allow it to easily spread on the block.

These blocks are made using woods such as teak, sycamore and pear, and are lovingly hand-carved in a myriad of intricate designs that are first made using chalk paste or a pencil on paper. Post this, they are soaked in oil for 10-15 days to soften the timber.

Once the blocks are ready, they are dipped in the colour and then pressed onto the fabric. This process is repeated over and over again until the length of the fabric is complete. Precision is demanded by the artisans to ensure there are no breaks in the motifs. If there are multiple colours, other blocks are used and the artisan waits for the first print to dry first.

The fabrics are left to dry in the sun, and then rolled in a newspaper to prevent them from sticking to each other. The post-printing process sees them being steamed, washed in water, dried in the sun again, and lastly, being ironed.

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