Each Cheepa printer has their own family indigo vats. The inky-blue of the phentiya skirt is only achieved after multiple immersions in the indigo vats over a period of 3 to 4 days.

A day before using the vat, indigo is added to the solution depending on the number of phentiyas to be dyed and the depth of colour demanded.


  • Title: Ready for the Indigo Vat
  • Date: 2009
  • Location: Akola, Rajasthan
  • Provenance: Craft Revival Trust Archive

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