Bhairavgarh Prints – Bhairavgarh situated at the bank of river Kshipra, has been the centre of attraction for craftsmen of colours for centuries, due to favourable chemical composition of its soil and water .
Though from the historical angle the background of advent of dying and printing i s not known, but the ” Tarunakaragam ” dressed heroin or the” Hansachinha “dukulwan” gladded hero of the great poet kalidas, represent the colorful dresses of the golden age. The Bhagva cloak of Sanyasi (Hermit) or the Keshria apparel of the gallant soldiers, is the symbol of correspondence relevance of the colours.Number of evidences are available of the State patronage, provided to the craftsmen of colours. That is the reason, why this tradition of Bhairavgarh Print, which started with blocks, made of potatoes and Bandhej, has passed through its long journey through the blocks of soil or wood and further through alijarin chemical and screen printing process to provide livelihood to about 150 families of Bhairavgarh. Mechanization of dying and printing, has affected the work of the craftsmen, but they have kept their tradition alive by fighting spirit, efficiency and adopting the methods of works, according to time and market demand. Even in the presently ongoing trend of “Classic ” and ” Exclusive ” the demand of traditional fabric has gone up among upper and middle class.