"Chaubundi is a traditional motif which was printed for ghagras in Rajasthan"
Raghunath Nama was the co-founder of Chaubundi along with his wife Kalavati Devi. He built an institution dedicated to traditional hand-block printing and natural dyeing. He belonged to an age old community of "Chippas". Raghunath Nama was a researcher at National Institute of Hand Printed Textiles in Jaipur. He had worked as an instructor training women in hand-printing and dyeing in a public institution in Chandigarh,Punjab. He had shared his skills and knowledge with many designers from NID, NIFT ,specialised niche-market exporters and boutique owners. He had created many colours in natural dyes on a wide range of fabrics.
He passed away at the young age of 49 in 2008, leaving Chaubundi to his wife Kalavati Devi and his three sons- Damodar Nama, Krishna Kumar and Praveen.
They proudly carry on the tradition of experimentation and innovation which Raghunath Nama began and patiently nurtured in his family.