Organic Cotton Ajrakh Quilt - Sindh

$350.00

A queen sized handstitched quilt pairing two stunning, naturally dyed Ajrakh textiles - the front textile features a repeating center block design framed with an exquisite border design. The back is a complimentary design featuring a repeating all-over block print. 

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

The process of making an Ajrakh is a long one, involving between 13 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. The textiles are then passed off to another community for the hand stitching that covers the entire quilt.

Size: is approx. 86" x 86" (218 cm x 218 cm). 

Perfect for a Queen size bed, as a throw on a sofa, or blanket for any other purpose.

 

Care Instructions: Your textile can be hand washed with cool water and a gentle eco-friendly soap or detergent. Roll in a towel to remove excess water and hang to dry. 

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


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