Fine quality ajrakh hand block printed mulberry silk-cotton dupatta with tassels, made using natural dyes through traditional technique of hand block printing by Sufiyan Khatri practised in Kutch region of Gujarat. Mulberry silk known for its shine and softness. It is one of the most renowned and popular forms of Silk, particularly when it comes to textiles.
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Sufiyan Ismail Khatri is a 10th generation artisan whose family has been involved in the art of Ajrakh printing since the 15th century. The craft of Ajrakh hand-block printing and natural dyeing, is more than 4000 years old and is practiced by Khatri community of Kutch and Sindh. Sufiyan’s textiles are distinguished by jewel-like colors and geometric, floral and architectural patterns. The cloth is made in a 16-step process and requires a high level of skill and concentration. As a child he grew up listening to lots of stories about Ajrakh, it’s traditions and philosophy. He got involved with the craft by the time he was 14 years old as an apprentice to his grandfather, who’s shaped his thinking and understanding of the craft. He taught him to learn and enjoy the process of Ajrakh art, and to place importance in engaging with the craft and with the person/designer working with,rather than on mere end transactional value. For Sufiyan and his community, Ajrakh is a way of life.