An ode to Agnes Martin’s beloved new mexico desert at nighttime. Dabu (mud resist) squares punctuate deep indigo with natural black stripes, inspired by Martin’s work from the 1970’s. Hand block printed by 5th generation master printers in Bagru.
25% silk, 75% cotton, Approx 34" x 86"
Block Shop is a collaboration between sisters Hopie and Lily Stockman, and a family of traditional printers and dyers in Bagru, India. Marrying a contemporary California aesthetic with a three-century-old block-printing process, Block Shop produces elegant, feather-light silk-and-cotton scarves in subtle, striking patterns. The entire production process is manual: designs are done on paper, the natural plant and mineral dyes are crafted in small batches, and wooden blocks are used for printing. Thus, no two textiles are exactly alike. Block Shop devotes 5 percent of its profits to developing community healthcare programs in India.