Rusty Red Silk Ajrakh Scarf from Kutch, Gujarat
- This textile piece is made out of natural dyes
- Hand wash separately in cold water with mild detergent
- Do not bleach or scrub the fabric
- Reverse dry in shade
Resist printed on both sides in dominant shades of indigo and madder is the characteristic of this craft. Ajrakh textiles derive its name from the Arabic word azrak, meaning indigo. The printing is an elaborate process facilitating selective dyeing with the aid of resists through the reaction of the mordants with natural colours.
Ajrakh is part of the cultural heritage of the desert regions of Kutch and Thar in India along with Sindh in Pakistan. Traditionally, the ajrakh textile pieces were worn by Kachchhi Muslim of the Maldhari community as a lungi (the men`s lower garment).
Weight 100 g Dimensions 195 x 51 cm Country
9th Generation Ajrakh Block Printing Master ArtisanAbduljabbar is a member of the 9th generation of his family to live and work in Dhamadka village in Kutch district, Gujarat, as a block printer and dyer. Like his father before him, the late Mohammad Siddik, Abduljabbar Khatri is renowned for making a textile known as ajrakh. A resist and mordant-printed textile, ajrakh is printed on both sides of the cloth with complex geometric and floral patterns. It is part of the cultural heritage of the desert regions of Kutch and Thar in India, and Sindh in Pakistan where it has been integral to the visual identity of cattle herders, expressing their faith and occupation.Place of Origin: Kutch, Gujarat, India