Own this Ajrakh Printed Brown & Blue Yoke Straight cut Kurti. Hand block printed in Kutch region of Gujrat by our Nations top artisans. Hand dyed and printed using 100% naturally occured colours. the softness of the fabric soothes you and the alluring red, black , blue and brown balances the intricate Mogul motives with cool indigo to look earthy rich on you.Perfect for Indian weather and easy to handle.
Ajrakh Printed Brown & Blue Yoke Straight Cut Kurti
4 in stock
- Barcode 1001118
- Straight cut Style
- Brown color
- Fabric used: Ajrakh hand block printed cotton fabric
- Hand dyed and printed using vegetable dyes extracted using traditional and eco-sustainable processes
- Care: Dry clean first time recommended. Later,gentle wash in cold water with mild detergent like Ezee. Dry in shadow not sunlight, to preserve color and quality
- This product is made using the ajrak handblock technique which is a 14-stage process that employs natural colours for printing and is practised in the Kutch region of Gujarat
- Brown,Red,Blue and Black colours
- Bottom pants and other accessories shown in the image are only for shoot purpose
The measurements given below are garment measurements:
- Size S: Chest – 38in, Waist – 34in, Hip – 42in, Length – 45in, Shoulder – 14.5in, Sleeve Length – 17in
- Size M: Chest – 40in, Waist – 36in, Hip – 44in, Length – 45in, Shoulder – 15in, Sleeve Length – 17in
- Size L: Chest – 42in, Waist – 38in, Hip – 46in, Length – 45in, Shoulder – 16in, Sleeve Length – 17.5in
- Size XL: Chest – 44in, Waist – 40in, Hip – 48in, Length – 45in, Shoulder – 16.5in, Sleeve Length – 17.5in
Our fabrics and dresses use only natural colours which tend to run slightly at first wash. So make sure to hand wash them separately or dry clean them the first time.
In line with our mission to make traditional ethnic accessible to everyone, we offer free shipping within Indian on orders worth Rs 990 or above.
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- Ajrakh Hand Block Printing AJRAKH HAND BLOCK PRINTING When the world is buzzing with “sustainability” and “environment-friendly” as the newest big trends of the future, for many centuries, innumerable crafts have existed in harmony with nature. Some things so subtle that they do not glare out, yet so vivid that one cannot help but appreciate the aesthetics in their creation. One such craft is the Ajrak. 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 “Ajrak”, may be derived from “Azrak”, 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 in Kutchfor the Maldharis or cattle herders’ communities since the time Khatris migrated from Sindh in the 16th century. The Khatri community, whose name means “one who fills or changes colours,” printed cloth with the locally available natural dyes and water from the Dhamadka, the river that gave their village its name. The popular story among local practitioners is that Ajrakh means “keep it today.” The cloth is made in a sixteen step process of washing, dyeing, printing, and drying, with one step being performed in one day and the fabric being put to rest for the day. The ingredients for Ajrakh are all derived from nature, be it herbs and vegetable essence or natural minerals. Some of the common ingredients are wild indigo, pomegranate bark and seeds, and harde. Camel dung, abundant found in the region, is used as an ingredient to remove starch from the fabric. It is hard to believe that the artisans use rusted iron to create dye! Scrap iron, jaggery and tamarind is soaked in water for two weeks and then cooked over flame to create the black dye for Ajrakh. The prints used in are the traditionally carved wooden blocks by experts who have mastered the art of chiseling teak wood blocks themselves in complex geometrical and intricate floral patterns . Ingredients for ajrakh are all derived from nature , be it herbs and vegetable essence or natural minerals . Some common ingredients are wild indigo, pomegranate , turmeric that leaves the aroma on the fabric that is used . we have used Mul mul cotton which is lightweight , super soft and breathable cotton fabric which is great for summer , particularly harsh Indian summers . Ajrakh printing has the property of keeping warm in winter and cold in summer as it absorbs moisture and keep the wearer cool. Today it has become a fashion statement for the affluent buyers both men and women looking for organic , ethical fashion .The natural dyes used in Ajrakh printing lends a unique characteristic to the fabric. During summers, it expands the pores of the fabric, making it easy for air to pass through. During winters, the pores of the fabric close, providing warmth. No wonder, they say that Ajrakh is suitable to wear around the year. Historically, Ajrakh has been printed on both sides. This is because the cattle herders, who used to wear Ajrakh traditionally, would leave their homes even before sun rise and there was no electricity in those times so they couldn’t differentiate the right side from the wrong side in darkness. Double-side printing ensured that they could wear it either ways. Water plays an essential role in the process of dying and the quality of water is as important as the quantity. If the water is high in minerals, the colour and concentration of the dyes is affected.