My latest collection of cotton reusable bento bags is block printed by artisans from Sanganer, India.
Block printing on textiles is a traditional process that has been practiced in Rajasthan for around 500 years. This unique art form has been passed down for generations within families and is still being adapted and incorporated into modern design today.
The process begins with a square block of wood. Using a pencil, a design is traced onto the smooth underside of the block. The design is then carved out by hand with a hammer and chisel.
Once the design had been carved out, the block is dipped in dye and stamped onto the fabric, repeating the pattern with great precision across the entire fabric.
I'm excited to work with our new production team comprised of incredibly talented artists. Block printing is a labor of love; an apt production method for our collection inspired by slow living and wabi-sabi philosophy.