This mini-collection, Loving Indigo, was born from the special relationship and commitment AdiValka has to it’s customers. After we released our collection Embracing Ogha, we received a lot of requests for AdiValka dhotipants that were made and styled from indigo fabrics, and we delivered.
Loving Indigo is a mini-collection of knee-length and full length dhotipants made from Indigo Bagru print fabrics. Consistent with AdiValka’s tradition of hand block-printed fabrics, Bagru fabric printing is a traditional technique of printing with natural colors followed by the Chippas, a clan from the village of Bagru in Rajasthan. Bagru Indigo prints are special because they are rooted in the Indic philosophies of community work, spirit and commitment — the Chippas handblock printing methods have been passed down for centuries, with many of the present day artisans being fifth and sixth generation dyers and master printers.
The patterns are printed on colored backgrounds with wooden blocks; the process of making these fabrics follows age old indigenous methods — they form an uninterrupted tradition. Here on out, they are a part of AdiValka’s collections.