There's block printing and then there's ajrak block printing. An ancient technique of mud resist printing, ajrak is practiced by a select community of artisans in Gujarat, India. They carve the delicately patterned blocks by hand, then resist print on the fabric, dye it, wash off the resist, and fill in spaces with a colored block. This process is repeated multiple times depending on the complexity of the design.
The fabric for our napkins is printed by the Khatri tribe.