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Blending Old + New: Priya

Thursday September 11, 2014
POSTED BY: Alexandra Bruno

Straddling both the ancient and the modern worlds, our Priya is a lavishly embellished cloth. Here are some images to show how it's made!

The Pollack studio's CAD artwork, after being hand drawn

On a natural linen ground, wide bands of machine embroidery use eight colors of lustrous thread to embroider intricate vertical stripes. The fabric is then transported to a small, traditional block-printing studio, where an individual artisan carefully positions a hand-carved wooden block, over and over again, to complete the simple printed columns that separate the embroidery.

The wood block that was created for Priya

Block print registration

The completed textile comes in three colorways; silver jewelry, peacock and sari.


TAGS:  Priya, India, wood block, printing, handmade, machine embroidery, linen, jaipur


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