Gamthi is a style of block printing that takes us back to the medieval ages of India. ‘Gaam’ means village and ‘Gamthi’ refers to the act of origination of this art from the villages of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Long before western dyes were available to the indigenous villagers, parts of plants and rocks and metals would be used to create over 27 different types of colours. This type of Block Printing was originally used for the purpose of decoration of accessories. Dupattas and chunaris and turbans would be adorned with these prints and be known as Saudagari prints. These prints would usually have a repetitive motif that is used throughout the fabric.