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Fabric - Organic Cotton Block Printed with Natural Dyes - Night Polka Dots


Maiwa has worked with block printed fabric for over 30 years. This organic cotton has been hand block printed with natural dyes by world renowned ajrakh artisans. Light to medium weight fabric is perfect for garments and quilting. 

The ajrakh process is a long one, involving several steps of washing and scouring the cloth, then additional steps to mordant the cloth, and still more steps as each colour is either directly block printed or resist block printed with natural dyes. The order is of utmost importance as the layers of colour are built up and the traditional geometric ajrakh patterns emerge. Much of the beauty and depth of Ajrakh cloth comes from the intricacy of the imprint that is left by the artisan’s hand, slight variations are to be celebrated.

Meet the Artisans.

Fiber: 100% Organic Cotton 

Process: Block printed by hand with natural dyes by master craftspeople in Kutch, India.

Care Instructions: This fabric can be gently machine or hand washed with cool water. To protect the natural dyes you absolutely must use a pH neutral liquid detergent. Wash with similar colours. Immediately hang to dry or tumble dry on medium heat. 

Recommended detergents: Ecos, Eucalan, Tru Earth or a mild liquid detergent no higher than pH 7

- Tru Earth must dissolve completely in water before adding garments to wash

Note: Colours will appear different on different monitors and in different lighting conditions.

Sold by the metre ~ width is 115cm (45"). 

All fabrics sold by the metre are final sale. 

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