Sundown Block - Indian Cotton


A Bagru block print in ochre, black and white on cotton.

This is a light-weight cotton which would make a beautiful shirt, top or dress.

Bagru, a small village in Rajasthan, 35 kilometres from Jaipur, is known for its hand block printing utilising traditional processes and natural colours. Bagru prints tend to be more simple with limited colours in comparison to Sanganer block prints which are more colourful with finer detail. Block printing is still practiced by the Chippa community, who have lived here for over 400 years.

Please note: Indian hand-printed cloths are sometimes susceptible to irregularities in the print, this is all part of their charm and are not classed as flaws.

Fabric Composition 100% cotton
Manufacturer Merchant & Mills
Width 112cm
Weight 81gsm
Washing Instructions For the first couple of washes, place the fabric in the washing machine drum at 30 or 40 degrees with a handful of table salt. This will help fix the dye to prevent it running.
Price per metre £14

Pattern Recommendations: Muna and Broad - Lobethal Shirt, Merchant and Mills - Omilie Top and Dress, Sew House Seven - Remy Raglan Top/Curve

Fabric is sold by the half metre. For example, if you would like to order 1 metre, please add "2" to your basket, or if you'd like 1.5 metres add "3".

Please note that fabric is cut to order, so it is not possible to return or exchange purchases.

We do our best to take accurate pictures of our fabrics, but colours may differ slightly to the original fabric due to variation between monitor screens.