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Learn Hand Block Printing Techniques

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 21 reviews.Jaipur, India

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Experience hosted by Monty & Harshita

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will meet locals doing the printing work with the beautifully carved handblocks. Your textile tour is the first hand introduction to block printing work and during this experience we will take you through the entire process starting from carving the hand blocks by the local artisan, block printing by the local printers using various blocks and colours, and the washing.

By the end of your tour you will have a clear idea of the block printing technique and then you can try your hands upon a small piece of fabric using the hand blocks and colours . You can carry this printed sample home as a beautiful souvenir of your own creativity.

You can also get dresses made by a local high skilled tailors on request.

We are looking forward to host you for this unique experience.
You will meet locals doing the printing work with the beautifully carved handblocks. Your textile tour is the first hand introduction to block printing work and during this experience we will take you through the entire process starting from carving the hand blocks by the local artisan, block printing by the local printers using various blocks and colours, and the washing.

By the end of your tour you will have a clear idea of the bloc…

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What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Small piece of fabric
    Wooden Hand Block
    Colour Dyes
From $26
/ person

Meet your host, Monty & Harshita

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 21 Reviews
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I am graduated and holding bachelor's degree in tourism studies. Textiles art & culture was part of my degree in tourism and I have escorted international travellers through out my India & Nepal for years and I also won the world guide award hosted by wanderlust magazine in 2015, London.
Myself I am a travel enthusiast and I would like to share my textile knowledge with my guests and give them an unforgettable experience.

My co-hosts are my friends who carry depth knowledge in textile artwork and you will have an unforgettable experience on this experience.
I am graduated and holding bachelor's degree in tourism studies. Textiles art & culture was part of my degree in tourism and I have escorted international travellers through out my India & Nepal for years and I also won the world guide award hosted by wanderlust magazine in 2015, London.
Myself I am a travel enthusiast and I would like to share my textile knowledge with my guests and give them an unforgettable experience.

My co-hosts are my friends who carry depth knowledge in t…
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Where you'll be

You will visit Artisans village located in the south of Jaipur and You get to visit one of the oldest Hand block printing workshop run by a family.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Becky
March 2020
Seeing the process of how block printing is done was really fascinating. From the woodblocks being carved to the ink being applied to the fabric and then being dried in the workshop for the other layers of printing to create the final pattern. I was given the opportunity to try my hand at printing some fabric myself with five separate blocks to build the layers, this allowed me to see how much precision is needed for the printers when creating these beautiful designs!
Seeing the process of how block printing is done was really fascinating. From the woodblocks being carved to the ink being applied to the fabric and then being dried in the worksho…
Manon
March 2020
Une expérience unique que j'ai pu vivre grace à Monty et Balu. Ce fut vraiment une découverte du début à la fin, les tissus sont magnifique et les couleurs splendides. Nous avons pu tester la méthode de confection de tissu à la main à la fin de notre visite et nous sommes reparti avec notre confection. Un magnifique moment que je n'oublierai pas !
Une expérience unique que j'ai pu vivre grace à Monty et Balu. Ce fut vraiment une découverte du début à la fin, les tissus sont magnifique et les couleurs splendides. Nous avons p…
Léna
March 2020
I had no idea how the fabrics were made in India, it was such an interesting experience! I loved to see the different steps from white fabric to the multicolor designs. It was truly a unique visit to understand better the traditional art and Indian culture. My favorite part was to be able to try hand block printing my own fabric at the end of the tour! I could keep it and will always remember my trip to Rajasthan :D Thanks again Monty, Harshita and Ballu for your time ! One among other amazing experiences I had the chance to discover during my stay in Jaipur.
I had no idea how the fabrics were made in India, it was such an interesting experience! I loved to see the different steps from white fabric to the multicolor designs. It was trul…
Emma
March 2020
Great experience - was amazing to see a proper blockprinting factory in Jaipur and see a corner of the city that we wouldn't have seen otherwise.
Jasmin
March 2020
We had a fantastic experience with Monty. We would have never been able to gain this insight on our own. We felt very relaxed and safe throughout the experience. We had a lot of fun trying out the block printing after learning how it's done by professionals! This is a really authentic experience with someone who is really passionate about showing people traditional things from Jaipur. I would highly recommend taking this if you're interested in textiles, art, history or culture!
We had a fantastic experience with Monty. We would have never been able to gain this insight on our own. We felt very relaxed and safe throughout the experience. We had a lot of fu…
Kristin
February 2020
Wonderful hosts, experience and location! You never felt rushed and it was a complete explanation and then hands on block printing. We especially liked picking out a few block print Thank you dresses and oants after. With absolutely no high pressure sales. I think any experiences through this group will be top notch! Thank you to Monty and crew!
Wonderful hosts, experience and location! You never felt rushed and it was a complete explanation and then hands on block printing. We especially liked picking out a few block prin…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

    More tips

    The location of this experience is in the south of Jaipur in a small village called Sanganer.
    There is no lift in the workshop so you have to use stairs for the experience
    If you have any allergies please let us know before you book the experience.