Ajrakh is a traditional style of block printing which uses hand-carved wooden blocks to print natural dyes on cloth. These Ajrakhs are made by the Khatri family residing in the Kutch 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 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.
This Ajrkah is made of handspun and handwoven organic cotton, with exquisite motif design and drape that will continue to soften beautifully with wear.
Fiber: 100% Organic Khadi Cotton
Process: Handspun, handwoven and masterfully block printed with natural dyes
Size: 83 x 224 cm / 32.5” x 88”