What is  Resist  Printing?

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.

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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.

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