SUITE OF ECO PRINTS ON KHADI (COTTON) PAPER
"In India, Khadi is not just a cloth, it is a whole movement started by Mohandas Gandhi. The Khadi movement promoted a socio-cultural aesthetic, an idea that Indians could be self-reliant on cotton and be free from foreign cloth and clothing."
The prints in this gallery are natural dye prints (eco prints) on khadi paper using Japanese maple and other plant matter, using iron as mordant (fixative). The sausage shapes are bundles of khadi and other materials after steaming. They were bound in recycled sari silk cord, which also releases its colours into the paper or cloth.
Some of the prints are punctuated with rust in the form of staples.
These were some of my very first attempts at eco printing.