Bandana - Block Printed Organic Cotton - Ajrakh Floating Petals

$18.95

These naturally dyed bandanas are a beautiful piece of cloth that have many different uses.  Wear it around your neck or tied in your hair, they can also be used to bundle, cover and accentuate your things.

Ajrakh is a traditional style of block printing which uses hand-carved wooden blocks to print and resist natural dyes on organic cotton. These Ajrakhs are made by the Khatri family residing in the Kachchh desert of Gujarat, India - a family that have been block printing for over nine generations.

The process of making an Ajrakh is a long one, involving between thirteen and twenty distinct steps. The many processes of scouring, washing, printing, dyeing, and final washing can take up to three weeks to complete. 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.

Fiber: 100% Organic Cotton

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

Size: Approx. 24" x 24" (61cm x 61cm)

Care Instructions: Your cloth 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 textiles to wash

Note on Indigo Colour: Indigo is a friendly dye and likes to share its colour. You can expect some colour rub off with your new textiles. We recommend washing separately.

Note: Colours may appear differently depending on monitors and lighting.


Meet the artisans.