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A Printed Legacy Jaypore
Earthy syahi begar prints on effortless cotton apparel




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Stylized flowers and checks in bold reds and blacks in this print on print collection of cotton kurtas by Jaypore brings together elements from India’s rich textile heritage – soft cotton and the striking bagru and syahi begar prints. Made by skilled printers at award winning artisan-entrepreneur Lal Chand Derawala’s studio, these block prints have traditional motifs like patasi ki buti and choughundi. They get a novel translation with Jaypore’s design team’s inputs in this collection of effortless silhouettes. Syahi begar is an age-old printing technique from the town of Bagru in Rajasthan. The two primary colors – black (syahi) and red (begar) made with natural dyes obtained from mixing together iron, gud (jaggery) and gum for the black and alum, daburiya flowers and the local lal mitti or red soil for red. Alternatively, madder and resin from the babool or Acacia tree are also used for the red hue.