This one-of-a-kind king sized hand quilted bedspread is delightfully reversible! Both sides have coordinating Ajrakh textiles - with complimentary natural dyed colourways on the front and back. This contemporary cotton patchwork quilt or 'dhadki' is made by two communities in Kutch, western India, using traditional techniques.
Ajrakh, the sartorial identity of the Maldaris of Sindh, is block printed by the Khatris who migrated from Sindh to Gujarat 400 years ago. This laborious process takes upto sixteen steps of perfectly registered block-printing, using a set of hard carved wooden blocks. Each imprint is skillfully overlaid with fine hand carved wooden blocks.
The central block printed pattern in the front is a 'butta' representing the pine tree, a symbol of wisdom and longevity.
Each reversible quilt is unique and combines machine-pieced Ajrakh patterns, joined together by Harijan women, with traditional hand quilting, punctuated by with a diamond motif, the 'makhiyo', and finished with an embroidered edging.
Alizarin Red, Natural White and Indigo
Quilted Ajrakh Block Print Patchwork
Cotton (60s count)
90in x 108in
228cm x 274cm
Dry Clean Only
Please note that all our products are meticulously handmade by master artisans one piece at a time. Due to this process, there may be a variation from one item to the next. Such variations are inherent in the manufacturing of handmade products, so you may expect minor distinctions that will make your purchase special and truly one of a kind.
Dispatched within 3 working days of receiving your order. No refunds or returns.