out in the middle on nowhere, somewhere near jaipur in india but far from home, there is a small town that still prints with mud and then indigo dyes the fabric. not many people left doing this trade, not many at all. let me introduce you to some of them.
i tried my hand a traditional block printing. a craft dating back to way before 220. block printing originated in china and was a technique for printing text, images and or pattern. a long hand process, a very much dying trade, but still used widely throughout east asia to create beautiful textiles, which could not be produced in any other way.