Sanganeri is a hand block printing technique which has originated from ‘Sanganer’ a village in southern part of Jaipur, Rajasthan. This is one textile printing technique which is more than 5 centuries old and still holds a very prominent place amongst the craftsmen. There are many block printed fabrics available like – Mughal, Bagru, Batik, etc but what makes Sanganeri print different is its – delicate patterns and lines with vibrant coloured designs.
Sanganeri printing came into existence in the 16th and 17th century. The constant war between the Mughals and the Marathas during this period led to the migration of several craftsmen from Gujarat to Rajasthan. This type of printing technique finally found its haven in Sanganer, where it has been growing ever since. It became one of the major export items for the East India Company.
The inspiration behind this art comes from the royal patronage and heritage which has been around for years. Rich traders and royal families have promoted this art and its influence spread far and deep into the Indian culture.
The dyers majorly came from Punjab and Sindh and belonged to a community known as ‘chippa’ community. Majority of them are Muslims. The prints are of various forms, the main ones being of sunflower, roses and narcissus. Apart from the floral prints various gods, fruits and folk scenes are also quite popular.
Sanganeri fabric is popular amongst women of all age groups. Young dyers are also experimenting with new colours and prints using latest technology. At fabricorner.com you will find the best designs and prints in pure Sanganeri fabric. We make sure the quality of our fabrics is always top notch and do mention the details in the description if the fabric requires special care. Sanganeri print fabric is by far the easiest print to maintain.