Clamp Dyeing Workshop

Beginner Friendly Materials Included
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Sat, January 21 2023, 04:00 PM (IST)
Materials Included
Hindi/English (Our Community Manager is present to Help Live Translate)
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Certificate Upon Completion

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About the Workshop +

Since the 17th century, the brother’s Jabbar and Abdullah Khatri's ancestors were practicing the local and ancient art of bandhani tie-dye. Today they work with 200 rural women on bandhani and are known far and wide for their innovation and exceptional work. Jabbar developed his innovations in bandhani to such a level that he was awarded the prestigious UNESCO Seal of Excellence in both 2006 and 2007. They have been working with clamp dyeing (itajime) techniques for the last 40 years in their workshop in Bhuj. 

This was a two hour class for beginners and was conducted over Zoom  - adults or children above 8 years can join.

  • Date: 21st Jan, Saturday, 4 to 6 pm IST

Key Takeaways +

  • Clamp Dying Basics
  • Final Artwork on stole

What will I get in my Art Kit?+

  • 1 silk stole 
  • Acid/ Vinegar
  • Thread

    Can I get the Art Kit shipped outside India?+

    We ship worldwide, shipping charges of 2000 INR are applicable for international orders. Our Prices are inclusive of GST/Taxes. No additional charges are applicable for domestic deliveries.

    What materials do I need to prepare in Advance? +

    Jabbar Khatri blue-tick

    Jabbar Khatri

    Abduljabbar Khatri is a member of the Khatri community, which has been dyers for the previous four centuries. Originally, this community catered to the needs of the locals by employing traditional fabrics and social rituals common in many groups. Tie and dye, block printing, batik print, and screen printing are among their specialties. Jabbar Khatri was born in Kutch into a traditional Khatri family. After a few years of working in the city, Jabar Bhai realised that his true calling was in his ancestral work of hand-block printing. Today, he is a craft entrepreneur who works with a team of craftsmen to make exquisite Ajrakh patterns that are dear to his heart and culture.


    Clamp Dyeing

    Clamp dyeing, also known as the tie and dye technique, is a cherished tradition deeply rooted in a rich fabric heritage that spans generations. This meticulous craft involves a fascinating process where cloth is carefully folded, twisted, or bunched, and then tightly bound. It is then submerged in an indigo dye bath. The material used for binding acts as a resist, preventing the dye from reaching specific areas, resulting in captivating patterns. Some portions of the cloth embrace the distinctive blue hue while others retain their original white, creating unique and vibrant designs. This timeless art form showcases the creativity and craftsmanship that has been passed down through the ages.

    Product Details

    Clamp Dyeing Workshop
    Art Style
    Clamp Dyeing
    Difficulty Level
    Workshop Type
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    Materials Included
    1 Days

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