Ajrakh is a block-printed textile that is resist-dyed using natural dyes. including indigo and madder. It is made by certain community in Kutch, Gujarat and is distinguished by its color- blue, red with black – and its complex geometric & floral patterns.
It takes skill & patience to make Ajrakh. There are between 14-16 different stages of dyeing & printing, which take 14-21 days to complete. The resulting cloth is soft against the skin and jewel-like in appearance, pleasing to touch & appealing to the eye.

Nature plays an important role in the making of Ajrakh. The craftsmen work in total harmony with their environment, where the sun, river, animals, trees and mud are all part of its making. It is the synergy between handloom textiles and vegetable dyes that creates magic.
Ajrakh printing, using natural dyes is one of the oldest techniques of resist printing in India and is one of the most complex and sophisticated methods of printing.


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