Colors to Dye for

Colors to Dye for
Quantas, June 2007

Blockprinting is an ancient tradition -- evidence has been found of block printed fabrics dating back to 2000 BC. Today, it is a skill practiced in Rajasthan, a revival due to efforts by Anokhi and others passionate about this cultural tradition.

Tilonia sources block print fabrics in Bagru from two brothers, Hanuman and Ganesh. Each one runs a blocking printing business using traditional dyes and handcarved blocks.




















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Block Printing

Block Printing

Indian Block Print Textiles

Our duvet sets, quilts and decorative pillow covers are sewn by women artisans of Tilonia from block print cotton fabrics handprinted by block printers of Bagru in rural Rajasthan.

Block prints can range from a simple, single-color print to complex, multiple color prints. Each color is printed from a separate wooden block carved to print that specific pattern. Block printing is a centuries old craft still practiced today by artisans of India.


Tilonia Home: Twin Duvet Set - Black & White Floral
Tilonia Home: Queen Duvet Set - Fancy Floral in Black & White
Tilonia Home: Twin Duvet Set - Fancy Floral in Black & White
Tilonia Home: Queen Duvet Set - Red Berries
Tilonia Home: Twin Duvet Set - Red Berries
Tilonia Home: King Duvet Set - Hanuman Paisley in Pumpkin
Tilonia Home: Queen Duvet Set - Hanuman Paisley in Pumpkin
Tilonia Home: Twin Duvet Set - Hanuman Paisley in Pumpkin
Tilonia Home: King Duvet Set - Paisley & Sprig in Mustard Yellow
Tilonia Home: Twin Duvet Set - Fancy Floral in Blueberry
Tilonia Home: King Duvet Set - Black Paisley
Tilonia Home: Queen Duvet Set - Black & White Paisley
Tilonia Home: Queen Duvet Set - Dots in Grey and Pumpkin
Tilonia Home: Twin Duvet Set - Dots in Grey & Pumpkin
Tilonia Home: King Duvet Set - Dots in Grey and Chocolate
Tilonia Home: Twin Duvet Set - Dots in Grey & Chocolate
Tilonia Home: Queen Duvet Set - Centipede Stripe & Sprig in Grey
Tilonia Home: Twin Duvet Set - Centipede Stripe & Sprig in Grey
Tilonia Home: King Duvet Set - Hanuman Vine in Blueberry Blue
Tilonia Home: Twin Duvet Set - Hanuman Vine in Blueberry Blue
Tilonia Home: King Quilt - Centipede Stripe & Sprig in Slate Grey
Tilonia Home: King Quilt - Hanuman Paisley & Centipede Stripe in Pumpkin Orange
Tilonia Home: Queen Quilt - Belle Isle Blue
Tilonia Home: King Quilt - Centipede Stripe & Sprig in Cranberry Red
Tilonia Home: King Quilt - Centipede Stripe & Sprig in Blueberry Blue
Tilonia Home: Queen Quilt - Red Berries
Tilonia Home: Queen Quilt - Cranberry Red & White Floral
Tilonia Home: Queen Quilt - Golden Berries
Tilonia® Home: Decorative Pillow Cover - Centipede Stripe in Grey
Tilonia® Home: Decorative Pillow Cover - Paisley in Mustard Yellow
Tilonia® By DH Studio - Block Print Camel Pillow
Tilonia® By DH Studio
- Decorative Pillow Cover in Centipede Stripe in Slate Grey and Pumpkin Orange