Indigo Cotton Ajrakh Stole Dupatta
SKU: TR069Regular price $51.00 USD
There may be slight irregularities as the material hand woven/printed. These irregularities are a part of the weave and it not only authenticates the fabric but also enhances its beauty.
Traditionally, Ajrak is the name of a block printed cloth with deep crimson red and indigo blue background, bearing symmetrical patterns with interspersed unprinted sparkling white motifs. An ancient craft, the history of the Ajrak can be traced back to the civilizations of the Indus Valley that existed around 2500 BC-1500 BC.
The term œAjrak", may be derived from œAzrak", meaning blue in Arabic, as blue happens to be the one of the principal colours in Ajrak printing. More than a fabric, Ajrak is a Sindhi tradition; found in daily usage such as hammocks and bedsheets to duppattas, scarves, and even gifts as a token of respect. The highly valued Ajrak has also been made for the Maldharis or cattle herders„¢ communities since the time Khatris migrated from Sindh in the 16th century. The Khatri community, whose name means œone who fills or changes colours," printed cloth with the locally available natural dyes .
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