Resist printing, also known as reserve printing, is a technique used to create patterned cloth by applying a resist paste to prevent dye penetration.
The fabric is first printed with a resist paste, which forms a barrier on specific areas, keeping them undyed.
When the fabric is immersed in a dye bath, the areas without the resist paste absorb the dye, resulting in a dyed background.
The resist paste creates a distinct pattern on the fabric, showcasing the desired design.
Famous Indian resist printing styles include Bagru and Dabu prints, where natural dyes and mud resists are used to create unique and beautiful designs, to name a few.
Resist printing techniques showcase the artistry and craftsmanship of Indian textile traditions, preserving cultural heritage through vibrant and detailed patterns.