India's hand block printers struggle amid competition and Covid-19 pandemic

SANGANER, Rajasthan – In a dingy and cluttered hall, an artisan stamps a piece of carved wood dipped in blue dye on a piece of fabric, leaving behind a pattern of flowers and leaves.

The cloth, colourful and delicate in contrast to the drab surroundings, comes to life as his skilful hands go up and down the length of the fabric.

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