Dabu is a mud-resist hand-block printing practiced in Rajasthan, India. It is a tedious process involving a number of steps and the use of natural dyes. This unique form of printing is also environmentally non-toxic as it uses no harmful or synthetic dyes. Dabu, or mud, is used to block colours on the fabric before dyeing leading to the distinct patterns on the fabrics. A variety of designs are used to decorate the fabric, including geometric prints, flowers or small animals. Traditionally, dabu prints were only found in grey colours and tones (a muddy-clay colour), but now the patterns have migrated to newer colours - especially indigo.
Wash instructions: Handloom and handblock fabrics tend to bleed in the initial washes so please wash them separately. Do not dry uner direct sunlight or soak in water for long periods of time for long-lasting colours. First wash dry clean is recommended.