Different Types of Prints on saree

Hello gorgeous ladies! Let’s explore some of the different types of prints on saree that you can wear every random day. Today, we are going to give you a snapshot of different types of printed sarees that are a rage on the fashion scene. 

Our country, India has always been associated with rich weaves, and unique textiles, our love for colors and prints. What gives our fabrics their unique identity is the prints and weaves that are so unique. We can find different prints in different region of our country. Inspired from nature, architecture of temples and forts, rural life and geometric patterns, these prints are rich in vibrant colors.

Find some beautiful prints below.

Bandhani Print

bandhani print
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This print is from the roots of Rajasthan and Gujarat, colorful states of India. Bandhani print is also known as ‘tie & dye’ print.

Bandhan means to tie. Basically, in this print, we tie the fabric with threads and dye the cloth. After the fabric has absorbed the color, the threads are removed and therefore you get the desired print.  

Floral Print

Floral prints
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Floral Prints are the most loved prints which every age group women prefer. Flower prints are mostly preferred to wear in summer season as it looks very casual and classy.

Floral prints may vary from small to big i.e.,  the size of the flower. This saree mostly comes in georgette material which gives grace after wearing. Nowadays floral prints are even printed on various materials like cotton, semi- chiffon, organza, etc.

Polka Dots print

polka dots print
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Polka dots are the block dots printed on your saree varying from a small, medium, or large-sized dots. This printed saree can give you a sophisticated look when we wear according to body type with a beautiful designer blouse.

Polka dot printed sarees are famous since the 90’s and nowadays worn to give a retro look. Even you can wear polka dots for a brunch date with a sexy backless blouse or normal day outings, kitty parties, get together, etc.

This will complete your wardrobe filled with saree.

Digital print

digital print
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 Digital print sarees are trending now. These are the prints designed digitally using graphic designing software. Digital print is more wore in modern era.

This print is preferred by mainly youngster’s or the ladies who are fascinated to experiment with their clothing.

 Hand block print

hand block print
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Hand block printing is a popular art widely used in printing traditional garments, sarees, salwar suits, and home furnishing items. This print is known for the beautiful texture and vibrant colors it offers.

Bagru and Sanganer, two small towns located near Jaipur in India are globally known for these prints. Every single year, millions of pieces are exported across the world and are cherished from people around the globe, particularly by those who are fond of rich Indian traditions.

Bagh print

Bagh print
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Bagh prints are basically floral and geometrical patterns and the blocks for Bagh printing are crafted with great skill by block makers. The present form of Bagh printing actually started in 1962 when the craftsmen migrated from Manavar to the neighboring town of Bagh situated in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh and hence Bagh has always been associated with this printing style.

Bagh prints are very fashionable and people are developing a new connection with this beautiful art form which is a part of the rich Indian textile heritage.  There is a variety of Bagh printed merchandise that is commonly found such as bed covers, cushion covers, table covers, ladies suits and sarees, Kurtis, dupattas, skirts, and dresses amongst other things.

Dabu print

dabu print
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Dabu print is also one of the traditional printing techniques. Dabu printing is done using mud. Akola is the village in Rajasthan where Dabu printing was started. It is also one of the block printing methods.

The mud mix is made from ingredients like mud, gum, lime, and waste wheat chaff. After that, the paste is dried by sprinkling sawdust. This covering dust protects these parts of the fabric from the dye used, later on, creating a unique and colorful effect. Fabric is spread out in sun. Then it is washed thoroughly to remove the paste and any excess dye.

Each producing village is a self sufficient system for Dabu printing. Block carvers sculpt the blocks, the earth lends mud and the river bestows water.

Batik print

batik print
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Batik print is the ancient technique of printing. Wax is used in this printing.

Firstly, hot wax (beeswax or paraffin) is used to make patterns on the fabric with the use of some stylus like tools. Then the fabric is dyed and the wax act as the dye-resistant. After the cloth is dried, the resist is removed by boiling or scraping the cloth. The areas treated with resist keep their original color; when the resist is removed the contrast between the dyed and undyed areas forms the pattern and we get the pattern we desired for.

Kalamkari print

kalamkari print
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Kalamkari refers to kalam=’pen’ and kari=’art’. Kalamkari is a type of hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile. This art belongs to the Andra Pradesh and Telangana states of India. Natural dyes were only preferred or used in this print.

Kalamkari was used in ancient times to depict the Ramayan and Mahabharat Tales.

This pen work on fabric is more of detailing and need high artistic brain.

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