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This method of printing patterns on cloth is used across India, but the tradition is strongest in Varanasi where societies of hand textile printers once prospered. This technique is used to print on cloth with the help of a wooden block. The printing of fabrics with hand blocks is fundamentally similar to the use of a rubber stamp and an ink pad. Although block printing is perhaps the oldest method of the local application of color to fabrics, it still persists but it is mainly confined to the decoration of scarves and sarees.
Finishing is the last process of the textile industry. It eliminates excess dye, sets the color and also fluffs the yarn that makes up the fabric to complete the structural aspect of the fabric. Finally the products are exported across the world to retain the tradition of India.