Cloth printing is a complicated and specialised job. It is done with engraved
wooden blocks and with screens. Certain craftsman are doing superbly the
work of printing different varieties which are locally called Chundadi,
Patola Plain Gala, Lehria, Bandhani, Pomcha, Nagaria and so on. House
hold utility and decorative materials such as table-cloths, bed -covers,
curtains, tapestries, handbags and carpets are also prepared by
this type of printing processes.
Temple curtains popularly known as Mat-no-Chandarvo is
another type of printing work. The Vahari-Harijan families of Ahmedabad
were engaged in this type of printing. It is prepared in the old madder
process and depicts goddess Durga seated on the throne or on the back
of a tiger and surrounded by her devotees.