Remnant - Ajrakh Block Print - Wide Zig Zag - Olive, Blue and Black - 1/2 Yard
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Generous 1/2 yard piece, 44" wide
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This design is in multiple pieces. If your order is for more than what we have in continuous yardage, we will contact you and let you know what is available.
Ajrak is a block-printed textile that is resist-dyed using natural dyes including indigo and madder. It is made by Khatris community in Sindh, Pakistan, Kutch, Gujarat and Barmer, Rajasthan in India. It is distinguished by its color- blue with red - and its complex geometric & floral patterns. It's name is derived from 'azarak', 'blue' in Arabic & Persian. Ajrak is a legacy of text. It takes skill & patience to make Ajrak. 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.
Ajrak is said to signify the Universe. Because of the use of color palate. Color red for earth, black for darkness, white for clouds and blue for Universe itself.
This particular print features a wide zig zag motif in black, blue and deep olive on a light olive background.
100% cotton / 44/45" wide / Made in India
As with any hand made item, imperfections are to be expected and should be regarded as part of the charm of this piece.