About The Craft
For at least 400 years, Bagru has been home to the Chhipa — a clan whose name comes either from a Gujarati word meaning “to print” or from combining two Nepal Bhasa words: ‘chhi’ (“to dye”) and ‘pa’ (“to leave something to bask in sun”). Hand block printing has been recognized as a craft through generations in different clusters of India. Each cluster follows its distinctive style & methods, uses locally available natural materials and motifs of some specialty. 'Bagru' print is that kind of centuries old traditional art of hand block printing still alive.
About The Artist
Laxmi Lal Chhipa is a member of the Chhipa community of traditional hand-block printers and handloom dyers in Rajasthan. Laxmi ji has been pursuing this craft since 1998 and teaching it to many others in his village since 2005.
Meet the master at India Craft Week 2019.
- Includes free entry to the event on the day of the workshop
- Includes art & craft material required for the workshop
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