Hand Screen Printing of Delhi

Craft, Handloom, Art

Hand Screen Printing of Delhi


Hand screen printing is a common technique that has been carried out for years in the textile pockets of the country. It is essentially a stencil process. An open mesh fabric is used to hold in place the 'islands' of the stencil design through which inks are forced using a flexible blade of rubber or polyurethane called a squeegee.

History of Hand Screen Printing Screen printing is not a very old process. Some of the earliest applications can be found in medieval Japan. It appeared in Europe in the 18th century, particularly in France for stenciling patterns on to fabric In the 19th century it remained a simple process using fabrics like organdy stretched over wooden frames. Only in the twentieth century did the process become mechanized, usually for printing flat posters, packaging and fabrics. It became widely used to print colored wallpaper as a cheaper alternative to printing with wooden blocks.

Regions Known For Hand Screen Printing in India
  • Gujarat : Ahmedabad , Surat, Deesa, Kutch , Mandvi, Dhamadka, Mundra, Anjar, Jamnagar,Surendernagar, Jetpur, Vadodara
  • Maharashtra : Bombay
  • Delhi
  • Haryana : Faridabad
  • Rajasthan : Jaisalmer and Barmer, Jaipur, Sanganer, Bagroo, Pali
The Gujarat region has been one of the great textile exporting regions of the country. The patterns were usually applie...
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