Indigo-Red-Black Ajrakh-printed Dupatta
SKU: TR065Regular price $77.00 USD
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 .
This product is ajrakh printed and may have slight irregularities that are a natural outcome of the human involvement in the process.
Length - 80in, Width-28in
Natural-dyed colors might bleed on the first wash or rub on skin & light colored garments. Cool iron only. Do not rub textures. Dry clean only.