Fine quality hand embroidered bead & thread work ajrakh block printed cotton kurta material made using natural dyes through traditional process of hand block printing practised by the artisans in Kutch region of Gujarat. Ajrakh is a traditional vegetable dyeing and resist block-printing technique on cloth. It is estimated to be around 4,500 years old. The Ajrakh artisans in India are originally from Sindh and they migrated to Kutch in Gujarat and Barmer in Rajasthan. Ajrakh is the traditional attire of the Maldhari pastoral community of Bhuj. The process of 'Ajrakh' is a long drawn process with many stages and each layer of colour is printed after a gap of time so the cloth has to stay for the day.
Gentle hand wash separately in cold water with mild/liquid detergents, excess colours may bleed when washed for the first time. Avoid soaking for too long.
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Dastkar - Selected Craftspeople
From a large canvas of artisans across India, Dastkar partners to brings selected crafts-persons online on iTokri. Dastkar works with rural men and women to create indigenous crafts, the skills of which have been passed generation-to-generation. Dastkar, also a 'mela' expert, has been organizing crafts fairs across the country since two decades giving international exposure to artisans and beautiful handcrafted bliss to craft-lovers!! We at iTokri, love them for what they do!!