Process of Manufacturing Sanganeri Print Saree

Sanganeri Print Saree

Process of Manufacturing Sanganeri Print Saree

If you have ever seen or bought a sanganeri print saree you will know how attractive and pleasant the designs are. But have you ever thought about how much effort and talent goes into making a sanganeri print saree? The process of making these sarees is very intriguing and fascinating. 

We as Manufacturers of sanganeri print sarees have tried to explain the process of how we make our sarees. The process includes the following steps:

Process of Manufacturing Sanganeri Print Saree

Washing

We start by washing the cloth to eliminate any dust or starch present in it, this is important to achieve the best results while printing. The cloth is left in a solution of water and bleach for 1-2 days. We then boil and wash the cloth and then let it dry. This part takes mostly 3-6 days depending on weather conditions and we all know that Rajasthan has extreme weather conditions. 

Marking and Printing

First, the cloth is laid out on a table and pinned to it, and then the areas to print are marked. We also mark the areas where the stitches and cuts will take place. The gap between the two prints is also determined and marked. 

For printing, we use both wooden and metal blocks. Initially, only wooden blocks were used in printing because metal blocks present a possibility of more precise, intricate, and delicate print; they are mostly used and they are also costlier than the wooden blocks. The printer dips the block into the color and then stamps it on the cloth. To make sure the color of the prints is even, the printer presses hard on the handle using the fist. The number of blocks used per saree depends on the number of colors being used. First, the outer border is printed and then the inner designs are printed. For sarees, we print the pallu first and then the borders. This process is usually called chapaai.  

Traditional vs Modern saree designs

We have tried to incorporate both traditional and modern designs into our sarees. We also make sarees using different fabrics so that they can be used for any occasion. Traditionally these sarees were only available in white or beige with prints on them in colors naturally available to the printers but now we have these sarees in a lot of different colors. 

Drying– After printing, the saree is left to dry in the sun so that the color gets fixed. We handle the sarees with a lot of care, or there are chances that the colors will spread to other areas.

Washing– The last part of the whole process of the sanganeri print saree is washing the saree. Special containers are prepared and these sarees are steamed. This process uses huge quantities of water and then the saree is again dried in the sun. After this, the saree is ironed to make sure the color is fixed permanently. This process also makes sure that white color fabrics don’t have any color smudge on them, if they had, they get washed away and become clear white.

We make sure we provide our customers with the best quality product at a good price.  

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