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Bagru Sojourn of Ancient Block Printing      Jaipur

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Overview

Bagru is a small village located 30 Km south of the capital city Jaipur. Very well known for its Natural Dyes and Hand block printing; Bagru has far stretched its fame to become a downtown destination for internationally acclaimed fashion industries too. The habitat of Raiger and Chhipa communities of Rajasthan, the people belonging to this community are involved in the convention of printing tradition for 100 years. While Chippa communities are masters of traditional printing, the Raiger community is involved in processing leather products.

The art of hand block printing is as old as 2000 years old, Its origin in India traces the roots to Gujarat. Bagru has so much to offer to artisans, fashionistas and anyone who wants to know about the roots of traditional printing. Not very well developed Bagru is known for Natural Dyeing, Indigo Dying and Wooden Hand block printing over textile articles. Although in India this art exists from the 12th Century (making it 800-900 years old) the main origin can be traced to China. It is like an ERA. The three-centuries-old tradition of block printing in Bagru is kept alive with the efforts of Bagru artisans. As a matter of fact, Bagru prints are more famous for their exceptional quality of being eco-friendly. The village of Bagru will be definitely a treat for craft lovers and one must visit the place to acknowledge the tradition of former centuries

Well, that is not it; Bagru is also internationally acknowledged for the traditional Pickles (Aachar) manufactured by Jhalani family (Jhalani Food Products Pvt. Ltd.) for five generations. You can also try some lip-smacking pickle and take home a whole ‘bharni’ with you.

As an old saying goes ‘SMALL THINGS CAST LONG SHADOWS’ let us get that straight away synonymous to a small town called Bagru as the theory holds good to the vast dying fields all the way in streets of Bagru. You are welcome to the town of artisans whose art is like a meditation to them.

In Bagru you will experience a walk through the vast printing quarters ‘Chhipa Mohalla’ where you will find more than a dozen families dedicatedly working on this unique type of printing with blocks and dyes. This one day experience will give you an understanding of the print industry from the local perspective, you will see the process of color making, understand the process of block printing and witness the artisans creatively design detailed wooden blocks. As you progress you will also visit the local houses and knowing their daily roles and ancestral printing history.

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Highlights

  • Explore traditional art of Bagru craft
  • Hand block and wooden block printing
  • Delve into craft Centre
  • Create your own Bagru print masterpiece
  • Local Shopping
  • Walk through the vast printing quarters ‘Chhipa Mohalla’

Meals: Lunch at the village

Activities: Rural Living

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Itinerary

  • Warm Welcome

    Upon arriving you will be warmly welcomed by the local people. Their wide smiles are a sign of how happy they are to have you visit them.
  • Introduction to the art

    Today you will be introduced to art like no other. As you know this pretty town is famous for Hand Block printings every street has unique artisans working on delivering the best of prints on textiles
  • An information Walk

    Your guide will give you an informational walk around the place while telling you the famous history of this art that hailed originally from Gujarat. You will be mesmerized by the details of the history.
  • Meet local artist

    Moving on you will meet the local artisans and understand the depth of the hand block printing art. Who can educate you more than an expert himself? Save your questions as they talk about this 300-year-old art so passionately.
  • Make your Own Masterpiece

    As fascinating as it looks and sounds, you will be exposed to an opportunity to try your own hands on this eccentric art. Make your own hand block textile masterpiece using the uniquely carved blocks from a pool of choices under their perfect guidance. This workshop is sure going to awaken the artist in you. Immerse yourself completely to learn the age-old art. And guess what you can take the material you made along with you as a gift.
  • Lunch

    After spending quality time creating your own piece, proceed to have Lunch.
  • Visit Craft Center

    Post lunch, you can visit the Craft Centre where thousands of print materials are on display. Do some local shopping (You can buy them for yourself or as a gift to friends & family). You will be spoilt by choice here. Stroll the streets to see more of the art spread across the village.
  • Snacks

    Treat yourself with local snacks & some chai while chatting with the locals.
  • Adieu

    With all the memories, now you can say goodbye to bagru and prepare for the journey back
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Pricing

  • For Minimum 4 person

Inclusions

  • Lunch at the village
  • Guide Charges

Exclusions

  • Any items/services which are personal in nature
  • All the travel and transportation
  • Any extra expenses due to delays arising from bad weather and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Any medical expenses.
  • Any other expenses of any nature not included in the INCLUSIONS section.

Cancellation policy

  • 50% Refund if cancelled 15 days before the trip start date.
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