About INDIGO: Indigo is one of the oldest textile dyes. The name indigo comes from the Roman term indicum, which means a product of India. Indigo, or indigotin, is a dyestuff originally extracted from the varieties of the indigo and woad plants, and polygonum. Indigo was known throughout the ancient world for its ability to color fabrics a deep blue. The leaves of this plant are harvested and processed to yield the dye. One unusual fact that distinguishes indigo from other dyes, is that the dye is not present in true form in the plant. Instead, it has to be extracted from the leaves through a detailed process. It belongs to the legume family and over three hundred species have been identified. About CHANDERI: Referred to as ‘woven air’ because of its transparency and the sheer texture of the fabric, Chanderi dupattas are set apart by their light weight and glossy texture that is different from any other textile woven or produced in mass in the country. About HAND BLOCK PRINTING: Hand block printing is a centuries old Indian art form that utilizes a hand carved teak wood block that is dipped in dye and stamped by hand onto cotton or silk. The design for the block is usually a traditional Indian motif. The motif is traced onto a block by a master craftsman who then chips away at the block to create a stamp. Good printing requires skill and practice in order to create uniformity and clear block printing patterns. Small variations in the printing add to the unique charm of these handmade fabrics.