The process could sometimes be repeated for repeated dabu printing on top of the dyed fabric to create further layers of resist and again dye it in darker shades of the dye. Finally the fabric is washed to remove all traces of the dabu mud, revealing the resist area to be the original colour.
The fabric is again dried in the sun and is ready to be packaged and sold. Based on the order, the bundles are opened out and different sizes are measured and cut based on the fabric. Sarees would have 7 metres, dupattas 2.5 metres and so on.
Each fabric is pre-washed and soaked for about 24 hours to remove starch, oil, dust, or any other contaminants which could prevent proper dyeing and printing.
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