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Pencho: Signed Double-Sided Ajrakh Cotton Stole: Indigo and Madder
Pencho: Signed Double-Sided Ajrakh Cotton Stole: Indigo and Madder
Pencho: Signed Double-Sided Ajrakh Cotton Stole: Indigo and Madder

Ajrakh Block Printers of Sindh

Pencho: Signed Double-Sided Ajrakh Cotton Stole: Indigo and Madder

Rs. 3,800.00

This rare double-sided Ajrakh 'dorukha', comes from the studio of famed master craftsman, Dr Ismail Khatri of Ajrakhpur, in western India. It is signed with an insignia, 'Ismail Khatri', and dated 2020.

Pencho is a geometric pattern representing the bud of the fragrant Frangipani, a symbol of love. Both ends preserve the authentic 'chhedo' sequence of Ajrakh, one of the oldest living textiles in the world.

A collectible masterpiece, traditionally printed for the people of Sindh by the Khatri community, the pattern is printed on both sides using a complex and highly skilled resist-dyeing technique, predominantly in indigo and madder. The process takes upto sixteen steps of perfectly registered block-printing, using a set of hard carved wooden blocks, for each side.

'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.

A luxury today, double-side printing ensured that the cloth could be worn both ways. It is the identity of the people of Sindh, whose common heritage is shared on both sides of the border.

Colour

Indigo and Madder

Technique

Ajrakh Block Print in Natural Dyes

Materials

Cambric Cotton

Dimension

22in x 72in
56cm x 183cm

SKU

IMK-21-CONS-03Q

Care Instruction

Dry Clean Only

Disclaimer

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.

Product Dispatch & Shipping Notice

Dispatched within 3 working days of receiving your order. No refunds or returns.