of the community: Jaipur and Sanganner, Jaipur.
Name of the local entrepreneur/NGO/master
Number of artisans:
About the group:
block/screen printing and quilting community comprising of
around 100 artisans are based in Sanganer, in the outskirts
of Jaipur. The block prints of Sanganer are mostly executed
on a white or offwhite background, using screen printers or
wooden blocks. They are colorful patterns of sunflowers, roses,
geometric designs. Sanganer prints are known for their fine
and intricate detailing.
Quilting is the done mainly by the women
and three or four standard patterns have been in vogue for
as long as anyone can rememberGol (concentric circles), phool
(flowers), paan (the betel leaf) and lahariya (vertical stripes
zigzagging down the face of the quilt) Two women work together
on one quilt and between them they manage roughly two quilts
a day, depending on the complexity of the design.
The local cottage unit Kirti Exports along
with CFM Market Linkages provides designs inputs which the
artisans convert into final products.