These are the fabrics my Mother in law brought from India. They are hand dyed...batiks....traditional colors and fabrics for Indians. They cost about $1-$2 dollars a meter...and that was a high price compared to 5 years ago. Since most Indians are getting an education, working, buying cars and jewelry and things they've never been able to buy...the prices have gone up considerably.
These bright red -yellow prints are a very very thin cottons printed with designs known in the Jaipur region. Their techniques are centuries old. They are so thin that I don't know that I will be able to make a quilt with them. I do like them very much because they are such a traditional Indian fabrics. I want my children to see and feel some textiles and items from India, and hopefully visit there one day. I'd like them to know about their heritage and where my husband was born, and their grandparents grew up. India is such a rich culture full of multiple languages, diversity of religion, and industry, I hope my kids are as interested, as I am, someday.