Kaisori discovers : Wooden block makers of Pethapur

Kaisori discovers : Wooden block makers of Pethapur

Kaisori discovers..

Ever looked at the fine looking block printed fabrics and wondered how they could be handmade with that exactness?

The precious art of  wooden block making today is actually an endangered one, practiced by only a few surviving craftsmen of Pethapur, a village in the Gandhinagar district of Gujarat.

The skill is believed to have originated and travelled from Iran to India almost 300 years ago. The process beautifully remains the same till date, with the blocks being made from seasoned teak wood, on which the artisan then deftly etches the fine designs with handcrafted tools, involving high level of precision.

These handmade blocks then are used to create intricate patterns that adorn varied textiles. With the influence of contemporary design sensibility and love for craft, this art form can continue to thrive and flourish






  • mudketch™

    Hi Shilpa,
    Chetanbhai and his father dayabhai part of a very niche family of pethapur block makers. In its peak time the village of pethapur was full of master block makers but now there are only some families who are still keeping this tradition alive. If you are happen to be around Ahemdabad please visit Pethapur and visit chetanbhai’s workshop . His contact details are and mobile no 9427026025 and 9904035369

  • Prabhgun kaur OBEROI

    Hello sir, i am a student of NIFT Gandhinagar in 3rd year of my college. We have a project related to block making. It would be greatful if you all help us by sharing your experiences. Thankyou


    I am satish Prajapati. I am from Pethapur, Gandhinagar. I am one of craftman who making wooden block. This is my phone number 9924511080. If you want visiting then this is my location link Thanks a lot.

  • Aravind Jaina

    Your contact no send me

  • Shilpa Patel

    I would like to have the contact numbers of Pethapur Block makers please,Thank you!

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