John Robshaw designs beautiful textiles - from bedding to bath and beach towels to rugs and more. He often travels for inspiration as well as to source great quality items. In one trip to Jaipur, India he met Gyarsi and Ram, a sister and brother team who handmake these dabu rugs. Gyarsi does the wood blocking, and Ram dyes them in vats of indigo. The rugs are then dried in the sun.
See another bef-after of a beautiful hand block textile via the first link below. And see more about this rug and the blog post about this operation in Jaipur (with more great photos) via the 2nd and 3rd links below.