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Thursday, September 20

Hand that Block!


So that I can handblock!

Hand carved teak blocks, painted in different colors, have been used to create these pretty pretty fabrics





























[From Anokhi, another one of my regular haunts]

24 comments:

robyn said...

Wow, really beautiful.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Remind me alot of fabric from Provence. Beautiful.

Life Unscripted! said...

Beautiful! tats my kinda fabric! Awesome

vineeta said...

Bhavna!!! I love this new look! and so many add ons! I like your new slim header too- Only one suggestion- because its a busy background 'the Indian summer is not very visible. Maybe you can try a far bigger font fill it with white & give it a shadow - which will lift it off the white design. Dont know if Im making myself clear. Its just that its almost near perfect, couln't help giving the suggestion :)

vineeta said...

I forgot- I clicked here to say this colloection is kickass - what colour combinations- I particularly liked the lime 7 yellow, the paisely & the white and red. awesome stuff!

Bhavna said...

Glad you liked it Robyn, Britt and Kanchan! :-)...I just came back from dining at my fav restaurant, and crossed 'Anokhi's' shop - which was closed. And, I still peered inside the dark glass to check if i can sight anything new!
;-)

Bhavna said...

Hmmm...let me try your suggestion Vineeta...I think i should be able to pull it off. And thanks a bunch for the suggestion :)If successful, you shall see the result :)

Mumbai also has an Anokhi outlet - right? I absolutely adore their Jaipur store!

Persephone said...

These are so amazingly beautiful. Someone above mentioned Provencal prints - there *is* a striking similarity. Were Indian prints an influence? Were teak blocks imported to France in the 19th century and adapted?

I love your blog. It's absolutely beautiful. I've linked to you - I hope you don't mind.

Maddie said...

ohhhhhhhhhhh la-la

i love the blue/green paisley and
the pink paisley and -

(sigh)

I love all of them!

have a lovely weekend sweetie!

Bhavna said...

Hello Maddie! You too have a great weekend :-)...try cooking 'Biryani' and pls invite me!

Hi Persephone! Yes, you and Britt are so right - there is such a strong similarity to Provencal design! Let me do some research and find out if one is influenced by the other...
And, very glad you like An Indian Summer! :-)...thanks for linking to me!

Mary Ann said...

heartbreakingly beautiful. ohhhhhhhhhhhhh

patricia gray inc.com said...

I love each and everyone of these fabric. They are like fine works of art.

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

One of each, please!~So lovely!!!
xo
Blue

volksfaden said...

am so happy i found your blog through bloesem....it is just beautiful....

Cote de Texas said...

Bhavna - I love your new header!!!! Wow, how did you do that????? I like Vineeta's suggestion too, though.

I love, love, love these fabrics, each one is more beautiful than the next!

Joni

Bhavna said...

Hi Mary Ann! Glad you liked them ...maybe you could use such fabric/images in your beautiful journal :)

That's right Patricia! I can imagine them being framed and arranged in a pattern on the wall :-)

Bhavna said...

Order taken Gillian! Await the shipment ;-)

Hi Joni! :)
The banner image is from an ancient garment (desciption on the left panel of the blog). I am thankful to Vineeta for the suggestion around the blog's name - I used the Photo Impression to create the shadow effect :-)

Bhavna said...

Thank you so much Volksfaden! Hope to *hear* from you again on An Indian Summer :)

IMEDAGOZE said...

gorgeousness.

katiedid said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tip!

paris parfait said...

Absolutely gorgeous and unique fabrics.

Bhavna said...

Thanks Tara! Watch out for similar fabric on An Indian Summer Bazaar!

Limner said...

Such beautiful work! Wish they came in 12" x 12" sheets of paper, too. :)

Picture of Elegance said...

Beautiful textiles...love it!

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