An Exclusive handcrafted products store
Rajasthan or the erstwhile union of princely statues called Rajputana was nothing short of opulence. While the Rajputs who ruled it knew how to fight a battle, they also knew how to create an artistic legacy. Rajasthan’s culture is a celebration of chivalry, hardship and beauty, manifested through its literature, poetry, music, dance, painting and architecture. The state also has a rich tradition of handicrafts, including hand-printed textiles, furniture, leatherwork, gem cutting & jewellery, painting, pottery and metal craft which are prized the world over, both for their intricate craftsmanship and ornamental appeal.
The use of lively colours and flamboyant, fantasy designs is distinctive in all forms of arts and crafts of Rajasthan. Sanganer, Bagru, Badmer and Akola are famous for hand block printing in Rajasthan. Block Printing is an ancient craft which is being practiced since centuries. The process of doing block printing flourished since the 12th century when the art received a royal patronage from the kings of the era.
Block Printing is done on cotton fabrics and natural colours are used in Printing. The designs of the block printing that originated in Rajasthan are considered the most popular and best of all other designs. In olden times , there was different designs for different communities. People were identified on the basis of their turban, clothes, ornaments.
Ancient Printing Technique
This ancient printing technique utilizes a hand-carved teak wood block that is dipped in dye and stamped by hand onto the fabric. The traditional design motifs are influenced by the nature, beliefs, and customs of the region. These motifs regularly take the form of geometric patterns, animals, or plants. A specialised craftsman traces the designs and carefully chips away at the block, leaving behind the desired design for the stamp and connecting us to a rich tradition and history of handmade crafts.
Exquisite Crafts of Rajasthan
Crafted with the vision of bracing the exquisite crafts of Rajasthan, the house of Ladana brings the old world opulence and gifted art to life through Padmarang. Constituted as an attempt to pay homage to the incredible heritage and with the social cause of generating employment for local artisans of the area.
Padmarang has been patronised by erstwhile ruling family of Ladana – a Jagir Thikana (Fiefdom) under Jaipur State. With rich history and proximity to Mughal and Rajput capitals, art comes naturally to Ladana (Thikana) and the small adjacent towns of Bagru and Sanganer.
Padmarang’s Endeavour is to Provide Gloabal Exposure
Padmarang’s endeavour is to provide gloabal exposure and popularise the local arts of Rajasthan like Hand Block Printing, Blue Pottery, Leather Bags, Rugs and Carpets, Paintings , Jems and Jewellery , furniture , marble artifacts etc.
Padmarang brings to you centuries old block printing art traditionally used for fabric lengths, dupattas and turbans, in contemporary styles using natural colours, authentic techniques and timeless designs. A venture started with a social cause, now goes online to extend its reach and creating opportunities of local artisans.
Padmarang brings to you an eclectic range of classy and elegant apparel and home furnishings range. Made entirely from natural fabrics and natural dyes, the products have a distinctive refined style. These exquisite pieces are ment for the true connoisseur, one who appreciates craft and appreciates the heritage.