Like most handicrafts in India, the ability of block carving is passed from parent to child.
Located along the road, the wooden stores open full of sisam wood up to the ceiling , and squatted, the masters work with their chisels all kinds of miniature details.
There are several techniques for dyeing fabric. In CLARABACONCE we use natural colors like Indigo for blues, other minerals like the Begar for the reds, Alum for the grays and fermented Syahi for black, as well as other free of chemicals for the brightest colors .
There are several techniques used for our designs like Shibori and Tie-Dye, but it is the Dabu using local black mud and Hand Block Printing the most traditional ones: Using a table with the length of a Saree (6 meters) layers of fabrics are stacked. Starting from the left corner with an incredibly precise eye-hand coordination developed during years of practice, they place the block on the canvas giving a dry blow, releasing the dye.
After all these laborious steps, they spread in the community drying field and hung from the roofs and left to set in the sun for three days.
Then it´s boiled in a large copper pot in a bath of dried flowers, for fabric softness, and raw salt, to ensure the attachment of the natural dye to the fabric. Each garment is inspected, washed and packaged in Cádiz before we ship it!