Thursday, March 27, 2008

Beautifully Subtle...

Sanganer is a place in Rajasthan that is famous for it's traditional hand block printing. Sanganeri prints usually consists of floral motifs and the colours used are natural dyes derived from Turmeric, Indigo plants, banana leaves and so on.
The colours are usually bright & vibrant which is synonymous with the colourful Rajasthan, hence it was a pleasant surprise when I saw these prints in subdued and in single colour in the Toast Catalogue Online. Check out their Quilts, Blankets & Throws in subtle colours. They have some lovely pillow and cushion covers too.

( images from Toast Catalogue)

11 comments:

Nay-K said...

just amazing ...

veej said...

Really cool. I've gota simila setup for my bedroom, but I used black and white verions of the artwork inspired from the album cover here:

http://www.amazon.com/Hindu-Prayers-Chants-and-Mantras/dp/B000ZIGNVM/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1206639070&sr=8-5

zobars said...

oh those are just darling pieces in white. my favorite color and those prints are so tempting. I would like to own them sometime.

laissezfaire said...

gorgeous! simply beautifulprints. I like the monotone toile-like textiles a lot.

Red River Interiors said...

these prints are wonderful...they would also make great stencil patterns. The quilts look soft and cool...great for a spring night..where can one find them in the US?... Fay

vineeta said...

seriously delicate :) intricate, gentle and comforting. Beautiful- superb find! :)

robyn said...

love this post and the fabric : )

kavitha said...

looks so good. ive been looking for a nice white quilt that would go well with all the bright indian handloom sheets.

Rose said...

Love those prints! I have a "thing" for block prints and mehndi-style designs. (BTW, I got here from Blue Mango.) I'l be back to check out more!

Monica Yvette said...

Beautiful. I collect those hand carved wooden textile stamps. This gives me great inspiration.

Mélanie said...

I love hand block prints but paricularly indian ones.
The last picture is lovely