We now stock quite a large collection of hand-block printed lampshades on cotton voile and we have selected eight designs which we really love and will continue to reproduce.
Block printing was introduced to Rajasthan - specifically Jaipur by the Chhipa community and has been practised for over 500 years. The village of Bagru was at the heart of the industry and remains famous for its vegetable dye and mud resist (dabu) block prints. The art of block printing is passed through successive generations and Sanganer, to the South of Jaipur has become the centre of more recent types of block printing where they tend to use AZO free pigment dyes. In both areas you can see the printers at work at their long tables, thumping the blocks onto the cloth creating intricate, multi-coloured patterns which have become loved the world over.
We also carry a wider selection of block print cotton lampshades which you can see here - Block print lampshades