Similar to the atelier system (or the assembly line production for cars), the facility has artisans specializing in specific aspects of the streamlined production process. First, artisans draw the outline of designs—by freehand!—onto the cotton, using a mixture of flour and water. Here is an artisan drawing safari animals (did I mention without any underdrawing??!!).
Thanks to Kerstie, Rosie and Marie at Tribal Textiles for arranging and facilitating this wonderful experience!