Lecture on Bagru hand block printing at MOG

Museum of Goa (MOG), Pilerne will be conducting a lecture on ‘Introduction to the natural dyes used in Bagru hand block printing of cloths, which will be delivered by Francisca Carvalho on April 1 at 11:30 a.m.

Francisca Carvalho who lives and works in Lisbon and her work addresses the life of symbols translating it into drawings, collages, textiles and objects. She has recently shown her work in a solo show, Chordata, at Culturgest, Porto. Since January she has been developing a research and a body of work on natural dyes and hand block printing from Rajasthan at Jai Texart, Jaipur and Bagru units.

On Sunday, Francisca will be briefing about the history of Bagru printing, which is one of the traditional techniques of printing with natural color, a practice followed by the chippas community specializing in coloring and dyeing of clothes of a remote place of Rajasthan. The process starts from preparing the cloth to finished printed fabrics through their indigenous methods. Francisca will also be speaking about the various artisans involved in this practice and their tools and also speak about natural dyes as the expression of one's surroundings.