Rogan is an art of cloth printing practiced in Kutch District of Gujarat. This particular art is used in converting an ordinary inexpensive cloth into a stylish one.
Rogan printing involves the use of a thick paste which is prepared by boiling the oil of safflower, caster or linseed and pouring it into water. This paste is mixed with chalk, color pigment and a binding agent to form a thick dye. The painting on the cloth is done using a stick, rod or a metal block. Geometric and floral designs are the norm. Red, blue and yellow are the usual colors that are employed.
Rogan printing is used for decorating wall-hangings, table-cloth, curtains, sarees and skirt borders.