The fabric of ‘’admi’’ is born in city in India. This cloth is carefully created by craftsmen.
1I went to the craftsman who carved the woodblock with the design.
Transfer the design by painting with white powder on the surface of the woodblock.
2Hit the chisel with a wooden stick and carve it. The chisel is used properly depending on the fineness of the pattern.
You need as many plates as the number of colors used for one pattern. In the case of this pattern, the outline and the flower are two colors
Engrave three plates in total.
3To the print studio. Place a white cloth on top of the elastic layered cloth, and use a small pin on the end.
Fasten and stretch the cloth without wrinkles. First, with a woodblock that becomes a contour, press repeatedly from the edge of the cloth.
4When the outline dye has dried to a certain extent, press the petal-colored wood block next.
As in the photo, two or three craftsmen often work on the print.
5The color is dull when printing, but it develops when the dye is completely dried and then washed well with water.
The finished cloth is inspected and ironed. For sewing handkerchiefs.
Not only the above woodblock carving and printing craftsmen, but also materials procurement, dye mixing, cloth washing with water, inspection, sewing, thread trimming, packing, etc …
India’s woodblock printing has a very long history and is a wonderful technique, but the number of workshops and craftsmen who protect that technique is decreasing. The president of an Indian company requested by admi has maintained his workshop ardently, paying attention to the craftsmen so that they can work in a good environment, and maintaining the skill and tradition of woodblock printing.