(Last Updated on : 12-09-2013)
Printed sarees are today made for mainstream urban markets, as the traditional prints created for rural, ethnic and local communities in western India. The hand printed sarees have been almost completely replaced by factory-made products in recent era.
The hand-spun cotton khadi saree with a silk-screened pattern, typical of the Mughal style are crated with intricate, three-dimensional floral and vegetal patterns. These sarees get the typical look by the intertwining scrolls and the distinctive kalga buta motif. Silk sarees with both resist- and direct-printed designs in the Mughal style are made in Sanganer, Rajasthan by the artisans involved in the weaving and designing process. The design of this modern saudagiri (trade) print saree used to be printed and hand-painted onto cloths. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, these sarees were exported to abroad as they have a great demand in those countries.
The printed sarees have occupied a great market in India as the artisans bring authenticity by adding their perception and creativity in the art of printing sarees. These sarees are created on various fabrics as demanded by the local as well as the Indian market.
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