Nila Rubia

Nila Rubia follows a family line of traditional textile artists in Rajasthan, India. Along with the backdrop of stunning Mughal architecture and rich historical culture, the art of hand block printing and supporting a small cottage textile industry is the main focus of Nila Rubia. Restoring ancient block print designs from Mughal ancestry and reviving the traditions are all a huge part of the designing process. Many prints have historical reference and depict a place, time and a community in the region. Nila Rubia researches and re-works these prints using unique colour combinations, creating a very subtle blend of East meets West. A classic, timeless, lifestyle brand with that extra individual touch and chic artisan fusion.
Each Nila Rubia piece is completely unique and ethically hand-crafted. Keeping these traditional arts and crafts alive help to sustain artisan skills passed down through generations reminding us of the cultural and historical link in the making, this is the heart of our Nila Rubia creations.
"Let the beauty we love be what we do" Rumi

   

THE ART OF HAND BLOCK PRINTING

This is an incredible ancient printing tradition dating back to the 12th century but is still widely used and appreciated today. These skills are passed down through the generations and the designs used in the printing specifically relate to a certain place and time when they were created.
Our designs are hand carved onto wooden blocks and then printed by hand to give a wonderful home-spun finish to the printed fabric.
      
LEHARIYA DYEING A stunning traditional Rajasthani dyeing method which is very similar to the bandani and shibori technique known as tie and dye. The cloth is twisted and tied according to the required design and then dyed in the chosen colour to acheive the classic stripe detail. A very famous technique that is typically traditional in Rajasthan.
 

Welcome to Nila Rubia

Nila Rubia brings you a stunning collection of ladies wear and accessories created using the art of hand block printing and traditional textile techniques from the region of Rajasthan, India. The pieces are all exclusively designed by Nila Rubia and hand made by a family business which supports small cottage industries and follows ethical working standards to keep these indigenous skills alive.