Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, eastern Rajasthan, India ~ The museum supports an ongoing research program to preserve & study the ancient textile art of block printing. The permanent collections form an expanding repository of block printed textiles, tools, & images. Patterned attire identifies the community & status of the wearer. Each pattern starts with carving one to thirty print blocks out of teak & then applying the pattern with vegetable dye on fabric, usually a gauzy cotton.
Dr. Martin's Craft Inks are PERMANENT INKS FOR FABRIC that leave no "hand", like a dye. They are acid free and have the permanence of pigment to light, like a paint. Especially good for stamping, but also great for painting, spraying, etc. Great on silk, cotton and all natural fabrics, but they also can be used on wood and paper