Ajrakh, the sartorial identity of the Maldaris of Sindh, is block printed by the Khatris who migrated from Sindh to Gujarat 400 years ago. Today Sindh stands divided between two countries, where a common heritage is shared on both sides of the border.
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.
'Ajrakh' comes from the Arabic 'Azraq' meaning blue or azure. Ajrakh patterns symbolize the universe: blue for the sky; and black for the deepest night. As they resist the dye, the white geometric motifs appear like stars in the night sky.
Natural Indigo and Iron-Black
Ajrakh Block Print in Natural Dyes
22in x 78in 56cm x 198cm
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.
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