Traditional Dabu Printing of India

Dabu prints have a heavenly quality and appearance. In making of the printed textures, a considerable measure of manual process and diligent work is included and the procedure of employment heaps of normal colors and vegetable glues. Here is a concise description of the procedure.

1. Step 1

To begin with, Fabric is acquired from the mills. Generally mill made material of 30s, 60s and Mull is utilized. It is intensely measured. For that it should be desized. Desizing is finished by over and over beating the wet texture against a hard surface (stone). It is most of the times kept for a single day after such beating so enzymatic response can relax the size. It is beaten again the next day. This procedure goes on for three days.

2. Step 2

After that the texture is plunged in Myrobalan (Tanning) operator. The Myrobalan glue is set up around three hours ahead of time by blending around 2kg glue for 100 m of texture.

3. Step 3

Later the texture is dried in the daylight. Once that’s done, texture is printed once with a glue of Alum+ Tamarind Seed+Direct color to recognize. (Red Process-No Dabu).

4. Step 4

Texture is washed once, and after that it is dried and sent for bubbling. In bubbling we heat up the texture with Dhauri Ke Phool (Jaloor) + Alizarin (Madder)+Mahi for 1 hour at 100 degree Celsius. The texture is flowed around 5 times utilizing Bamboo Poles. In case the shading required is dull then some iron water should be included.

 5. Step 5

It is dried and after that the following procedure of Dabu is finished. Printing glue is prepared utilizing (Jaggery, to hydrate of Lime, Kali Mitti and Gum (Nigeria). The glue is then spread over coir to give it a base. The printing is finished utilizing squares. (White Process- Dabu).

 6. Step 6

Saw dust is sprinkled over the texture as it is printed with the goal that the square connected ought not to spread alternate sides. At that point it is dried in the daylight. After that the texture is treated with Myrobalan again. Then it is dried and dunked totally in Alum + Water. Later it is dried and washed and again overflowed with Alizarin+ Mahi (Sakur) + Dhawdi. At that point it is dried in the sun and washed to uncover the Dabu resist.

Posted by : Gauri Pansare | 4 August, 2018