Project Saffron, a shop specializing in tasteful décor, and lifestyle accessories, introduces home linens in hand block printed fabrics. Ideal as gifts and for personal use for the upcoming holidays, the company’s homewares are created by skilled artisans all over the world who have been handed down their highly specialized skill sets for many generations.
“Our mission is to highlight and make global aesthetics and art forms accessible through curated collections of artisanal heirloom and heritage products that enhance living,” said the company founder. This Los Angeles-based, female-owned company is making various global aesthetics and art forms mainstream such as the art of hand block printing.
Hand block printing is a beloved Indian art form that involves the use of delicately hand carved wooden blocks to stain and color fabrics. Rajasthan, India has been practicing the ancient technique of block printing for more than 500 years. When it was invented in the 12th century, kings and queens of that era liked the richness it brought to textiles so much so that they made it a staple fabric worn and used by the royals.
Hand block printing incorporates long yet sustainable steps such as the use of rivers to wash the cloth, smooth river stones to soften the wet cloth, the sun as a natural dyer and bleach, and the actual printing or hammering of stamps or block designs onto the cloth by hand. With less energy and water consumption, block printing offers a sustainable way of producing printed fabrics that are rich and elegant.
This age-old technique involves a tedious process to achieve a look that is difficult to achieve through a machine or digital printing. The state of Rajasthan is a hub of block printing industry and thousands of skilled artisans are gainfully employed through this heritage craft. Project Saffron offers a range of home linens such as quilts, tablecloths, table runners, placemats and napkins in vibrant prints made by these talented artisans. The company also sells blankets, throws, scarves, wraps, that are made using other heritage art forms such as handloom, hand-embroidery and more.
About Project Saffron
Project Saffron was born out of its founder’s passion and admiration for travel and art. The company is rooted in its belief that the immense and endless artisanal talent from all corners of the world should be discovered, amplified, and shared with the world.
Project Saffron merges modern day designs with age old heritage art forms to create artful products that enrich and enhance living. For more information about the company, visit https://www.projectsaffron.com/.