Andrée Pouliot

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I have worked in textile design in India for over 30 years. My specialty is WOOD BLOCK PRINTS.  I moved to Jaipur in 1984  started Soma Blockprints together with Radhakrishnan Nair. I continue to design block prints, train young designers and am grateful to be able to work directly with our master wood block carvers and printers.

I made a careful auto-didactic study of traditional block designs, learning about the rich history and traditional patterns of hand block printing in Rajasthan. To work out the technical limitations, I spent much time watching the printers at work on their long padded tables, and experimenting with fresh design adaptations, calling upon my Canadian graphic arts training and experience as a theatre painter.

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