The art of textile printing forms an inseparable component of India's most celebrated heritage. The wooden block printing in Madhya Pradesh has assumed the status of a craft with the passage of time. Although ithas always flourished in the state, different styles and schools of textile printing from neighboring states have influenced it as well. The most significant aspect of this craft is the use of natural colors extracted from different flora and vegetables. These do not fade easily. Bagh prints, as they are beginning to be called now, are dramatic in the use of black and red alternately on a white background.