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Bagh Print –Originates from Heart Of India Madhya Pradesh.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Bagh, which lends its name to the Bagh prints is a small tribal town in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. The khatri community, who comprise the 'chhipas' or printers came here about 400 years ago from Larkana is Sind which is famous for its Ajrak prints. These are created by a community of printers called 'Chheepa' derived from the Hindi word "chhapna" meaning printing. A wide range of products are now available made from Bagh printed fabric - be it ladies suits, saris, dress material, dupatta, bed-covers, pillow covers etc. one can find all. Bagh prints have unique hand block printing, printed using vegetable dyes.

Traditionally, fabric used was cotton, but now saw tassar, crepe, and silk are being used with excellent results. Bagh layouts are dramatic with use of black and red alternately on a white background. Production process is painstaking and manual.
dyers of Bagh have perfected the ancient technique of hand block printing with vegetable dyes unique to this place. Bagh prints are today exported in large quantities. The designs are exclusive to Bagh & so are the vegetable dyes. These dyes are superior to chemical dyes in every respect. They leave no harmful effects. They are biodegradable & eco-friendly. And, they improve with each wash in shine & color.

Bagh Print in cotton fabric is one my all time favorite.

12 comments:

Isabel said...

I love these prints! I bought some dress material recently made of Bagh prints. My tailor asked me where I found it... he said the quality is the best in India!

Meghana said...

Hi Isabel,

Yes,it one of the finest qualities in India.I have so my salwar suits and sarees which i use it in daily wear,none of the colors have faded.

Juhi said...

hey nice post Meghana,Bagh prints are my favorite, I have a lot of bagh print salwar kameezes and my mum has a lot of sarees. The bagh print bedspread picture on your post looks awesome, time for me to get one of those :)

BK Chowla, said...

I made the mistake of making my wife read this post.
This month will be extra expense for me.

rashmi said...

very nice post. i wish i had some like these. next i visit india i am getting one of them.

Ooglers Googlers said...

Very nice prints. I remember us having similar prints in home when growing up.

Meghana said...

Hello Mr Chowla,

Ha..ha..but i am telling u its worth spending money.

in my house you will find bagh print on bedsheets,dresses curtains...

Meghana said...

ya rashmi you can find these prints in all m.p hand loom shops as well as Fab India which is in all big cities.

Iniyaal said...

Hey, nice post. I did not know that bagh prints look more nice with time. Bedspread in the post image is lovely.

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John Papers said...

Great Post!
Thanks..