For generations, village families in the state of Rajasthan have been producing exquisite block printed textiles.
Following the designer's drawings the block maker cuts small blocks by hand from hard teak wood, one block for each colour in a design.
Many of the motifs are inspired by nature - flowers, leaves, birds, vegetables, fish and seashells.
Print colours are freshly mixed each day by the colour master in charge of each print workshop.
The printer then dips the wooden block into a custom-mixed tray of fresh dye which is placed on top of a small table on castors and moves down the length of the cloth stamping with skillful precision.