Dabu is a hand block printing process, using a clay that dries on each rug. Once the clay is dry, the rug is dipped into a natural indigo vat. I found a jolly indigo vat wallah, Ram, and his sister Gyarsi, who print these rugs.
John Robshaw has persisted through the years finding the most skilled artisans to work with to maintain his commitment to producing unique and hand crafted creations. His sharp eye for beauty and originality helped John come upon just the right block carvers, dye masters, printers as well as quilters, weavers and seamstresses to bring his designs to life.
My main goal on the road is to see as many new textiles, art and architecture as I can I hope you get out of town as well and use my notes. Of course if you find something I miss, please send me an update.