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Sharon Button Up Shirt

$ 60.00
SizeMedium/Large

Sharon Button Up Short Sleeve Shirt

Adorn yourself in flowers and blossom into a new you with the Sharon shirt. Block printed in Bagru with natural dyes, this one-of-a-kind top is sure to lift your spirits, keep you cool in the summer, and become an heirloom you'll wear and cherish for years to come.

  • Cotton
  • Machine wash cold, delicate cycle. Hang dry.

Due to the nature of hand block printing, print and color may vary from piece-to-piece, and placement of print may not always be exact as everything is handmade and human error does occur. This enhances the artistic nature of hand block printing.

Sizing:

  • XS/S: Chest (49.5"); Shoulder (36.5"); Sleeve Length (22.5"); Bottom (49.5"); Total Length (53.5")
  • M/L: Chest (54.5"); Shoulder (39.5"); Sleeve Length (23.5"); Bottom (54.5"); Total Length (55.5")
  • XL: Chest (57"); Shoulder (41"); Sleeve Length (24"); Bottom (57"); Total Length (56.5")


Block printed in Bagru, India.

What makes the block printing in Bagru different from other regions? Every piece is naturally dyed. 

TO PREPARE FABRIC FOR BLOCK PRINTING

Hurda water is used to prepare all fabric for printing and is therefore, always kept ready.  It is made by mixing Hurda Plant Powder in cold water and is then stored for 2 days after which the water is strained in muslin cloth.  

After it is strained, the fabric is dried in sunlight, dipped in Hurda water and dried again. 

MAKING OF BASIC NATURAL DYES

Black Color: A drum is filled with water, approximately 50 l. and 2 kg. of Jaggery. A horse shoe is heated up at high temperatures and then cooled off. Once it is cool, it is put into the jaggery water, creating a thick liquid which is the black dye.

Red Color: The red dye is made out of a fine powder called Alum, also called Phatkari. 2 kg. of alum powder is added to 5 l. of water. After, a cluster bean seeds are crushed into a powder and then added to the alum powder/mixture. This paste created is the red dye.  

Mustard Color: Tamarind seeds are crushed into a powder of which, 1 kg. powder is mixed into 3 l. water. The mixture is cooked until it becomes a paste. 25 g. of red stone powder (stone available in Jaipur) is added to the paste, creating the mustard dye.

Indigo Color:  A mixture of 10 kg. black mud (kaali mitti), 2.5 kg. infected wheat, 3 kg. limestone powder and 10-20 l. of water; These are mixed using the artists' feet since more force results in a richer color. The amount of water used depends on how rich the color is desired. Indigo leaves available in Udaipur and Jaipur are fermented in water and then added to the mixture.

The fabric is hand block printed using the above main colors. After printing, the fabric is washed in cold water, dried and then boiled in hot water. During boiling, tamarind flower is added to the water. The fabric is then dried and dipped in Hurda water for final rinse. 

The print is not visible until after the the fabric goes through the final wash, rinse and drying cycle.  

Learn more about the hand block printing process, and why it makes each piece so special here.

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    Sharon Button Up Shirt

    $ 60.00
    FAQ

    What is your return policy?

    Returns are accepted within 10 days of receiving your order. 

    Sale and Misprints are final sale. 

    Slight hue differentiation or print placement is not considered defective or damaged as that is part of the hand block printing process. 

    You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning or exchanging your item(s). 

    Please refer to our full return/exchange policy here.

    Do you restock your prints?

    Sometimes, but rarely. In an effort to have our items feel one-of-a-kind, we print in small batches, and once it has sold out, we move onto the next print. Never say never, but most of the time, we do no restock sold out pieces.

    Do you ship worldwide?

    At this time, we only ship within the United States.

    Do you offer wholesale?

    Yes! We have our wholesale catalog on Faire. You can access our wholesale shop here.

    The Block Printing Process
    Artist drawing out flowers on transparent paper

    1. Designing

    Whether it's from the creative minds of local artisans in India, or our own, it all starts with a sketch. The prints are drawn out, transferred onto the computer for final tweaks, then printed out to be traced onto a wooden block.

    Artist carving out wooden block

    2. Carving

    Once the design has been traced, the block is then carved out for printing. Because each block can only print one color at a time, if a print has 5 colors, 5 different blocks need to be made so each color shows up in its correct place when printed. 

    Artist wood block printing flowers onto cotton fabric

    3. Printing

    The most exciting part - seeing the design come to life. Once all the blocks are made, the dyes are mixed, and the printing starts, all by hand, with only rulers or the naked eye used for precision.

    After the printing is complete, the fabric is washed, dried outside under the natural sunlight, cut, sewn, and made for you to wear.

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