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The Intricate Craft of Ajrakh: The Complete Process

By Khinkhwab - The Essence of Banaras

The Intricate Craft of Ajrakh: The Complete Process

05/11/2023 This gorgeous craft is more than just a craft, it is a blend of tradition and culture. Learn step by step how a delicate Ajrakh is created.
Winning all hearts, Ajrakh has become a heartthrob not just in India but worldwide. The intricate and ethnic design along with a perfect balance of vibrant colors makes it irresistible.
Rooting back to the land of mirages, Rajasthan, Ajrakh printing is a beauty. What makes it more exquisite is the effort and physical labor that goes into the whole process. The multidimensional process includes multiple stages. Starting from the most famous natural material-based indigo and blue dyes to wooden blocks used for the printing, Ajrakh printing demands a craftsman's sweat and soul. Here is a brief on how your Ajrakh is made so impeccable and gorgeous:
Ajrakh is a form of block-printing found in Sindh, Pakistan. Over the years, Ajrakh has become a symbol of the Sindhi culture and traditions. Ajrakh print is also famous in neighboring areas of India in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat
Ajrakh Silk Sarees
Eminence Purple Hand Block Ajrakh Modal Silk GharcholaSaree Pakshi - Black & Blue Pure Modal Silk Ajrakh Saree-
This collection is inspired by the rich avian diversity found in the kutch region,and the prints are created using traditional block printing techniques.

"Pakshi" is a collection of Ajrakh-printed sarees and dupattas (long scarves) that feature bird motifs as the central design element. The collection is inspired by the rich avian diversity found in the Kutch region, and the prints are created using traditional block-printing techniques.
The Pakshi collection offers a unique blend of traditional craft and contemporary design, making it a popular choice among those who appreciate handcrafted textiles. The collection includes a range of colors and designs, with each piece being unique due to the handcrafted nature of the craft.
Fabric: Pure Modal Silk
Modal silk is a type of fabric made from a blend of modal and silk fibers. Modal is a fiber made from beech tree pulp, while silk is a natural protein fiber produced by silk worms.
The combination of these fibers creates a soft, lightweight fabric with a subtle sheen and excellent drape. Modal silk is known for its luxurious feel and durability, as well as its ability to drape beautifully. It is also moisture-absorbent and breathable, making it a comfortable choice for warm weather.
In Ajrakh printing, the fabric is first printed with a resist paste, and then it is dyed. This process is repeated several times with different kinds of dyes with the aim of achieving the final design in the deep blue and red shade. This process consumes a lot of time. The longer the time span before commencing the next stage, the more rich and vibrant the final print becomes. Hence, this process can consume up to two weeks and consequently results in the formation of exquisitely beautiful and captivating designs of the Ajrakh.
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