Length: 6.3m with Blouse piece
Fabric: Chanderi Silk
*Colours may vary slightly due to a difference in fabric and digital colours*
Ajrakh is usually found in Kutch (Gujarat) and Barmer (Rajasthan). Woodblock stamps are used to create different geometric patterns that are transferred onto the fabric using natural dyes, including vegetable and mineral dyes. The most common colours used include blue, red, black, yellow and green. One of the most common dyes used for this type of printing is indigo. Ajrak has been dated back to Mohenjo-daro, where the kings and royals have been shown wearing similar prints to those observed in ajrak patterns today. The beauty of ajrak is in its simplistic yet elegant patterns and natural texture.This is a handblock print fabric, and so there are irregularities in the prints and designs pertaining to handwork. The colours used are all natural dyes, so certain bleeding might also be observed in the initial washes. That is the beauty of this art, and is not an imperfection.