Our Story

The name Rangotri is inspired by Gangotri - the origin of the river Ganges and the word Rang - which means colour in Hindi. Our block-printing studio employs 150 local craftsmen who create handcrafted textile products through specialised skills of block printing, embroidery and appliqué. We develop designs for home furnishings, apparel, stationery and travel accessories. We focus on preservation, production and promotion of indigenous crafts in our pursuit to create a timeless product with a fine regard for detail.


Our Team

Rangotri was founded by Sonu & Vikram Joshi in 1992 at their mango-tree house in Jaipur.

Vikram Joshi, a Textile Technologist, started his career with the Handicraft Board of India documenting traditional block prints and processes of Rajasthan. He then worked for a renowned block printing company based in Jaipur for 10 years where he developed his love for traditional crafts and textiles. He wanted to bring his own ideas to life through exquisite textiles made by hand so he founded Rangotri with his wife Sonu.

Since then Vikram has made creative innovations in the use of vegetable dyes to evolve new colour recipes and developed new printing techniques. His expertise has contributed significantly to the standardisation of dyeing procedures and the revival of rare and traditional Sanganeri prints and also certifying it under the Geographical Indication in 2010. When he’s not busy working he loves to play golf, listen to Ali Farka Touré and is always planning a road-trip.


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