How can we describe Ingenuity in a sentence? The quality of humans responsible for the development of the human race. To put it succinctly, ingenuity is responsible for where we are today. Indian art & craft is well known the world over, especially the hand-produced articles; the craftsmen are well appreciated & recognized for ingenuity. They are amazingly skilled in producing new and unique articles. Hand block printing is synonymous with Jaipur. Both Sanganer and Bagru in Jaipur are big centers for hand block printing industry. I’m sharing a monochrome picture of a hand block artisan this week that I clicked at Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing in Jaipur.
The Indian hand block printing artisan in this picture was completely engrossed in his work. While I interacted with other artisans, I decided not to disturb him as he was busy matching the color to be used in the hand block printing process. He had with him a printed paper having color swatches and a piece of white fabric with color samples. As I composed this shot, he was leaning over the block printing table, mulling over the samples rubbing his temples repeatedly. I am convinced he must have developed something novel and unique. Anokhi Jaipur is well-known the world over for the Indian block printing. Anokhi’s contribution to documenting the Indian block printing process by way of a museum in Jaipur is noteworthy. Have you read the Anokhi Museum Jaipur blog? The Anokhi Museum Jaipur| Truly Anokhi?
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