KATHA: AJRAKH BANDHEJ MODAL SILK DUPATTA
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Raag: Rhythm of earth, sky & water.
Ajrak is the name of a block printing technique.Cloth with deep crimson red and indigo blue background, bearing symmetrical patterns with interspersed unprinted sparkling white motifs. An ancient craft, the history of the Ajrak can be traced back to the civilizations of the Indus Valley that existed around 2500 BC-1500 BC.
The term “Ajrak”, may be derived from “Azrak”, meaning blue in Arabic, as blue happens to be one of the principal colours in Ajrak printing. More than a fabric, Ajrak is a Sindhi tradition; found in daily usages such as hammocks and bedsheets to dupattas, scarves, and even gifts as a token of respect. The highly valued Ajrak has also been made for the Maldharis or cattle herders’ communities since the time Khatris migrated from Sindh in the 16th century. The Khatri community, whose name means “one who fills or changes colours,” printed cloth with the locally available natural dyes.
Material: Handblock printed modal silk ajrakh - Bandhej shawl accessorised with tassels.
Length : 2.50 meter
Width: 45 Inch
Origin: Kutch, Gujrat
Wash care: Dry clean only!!
Note: It’s a handmade product so there may be some irregularities due to involvement of human hand but this enhance the beauty of handmade and give a personal touch of a artist.
Happy handmade to you!!