Ajrakh Print Cotton Scarf in Multicolour

USD 25

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Product : Ajrakh Printed Cotton Scarf

About Ajrakh Print:

Ajrakh print has been worn on earth since time immemorial.  First evidence of its existence dates back to the Indus valley civilization.

Ajrakh means indigo in Arabic and in Hindi it is combination of two words that are, aaj +rakh which means keep it today. The hindi meaning reflects the activity of taking on credit. It also has a different meaning in Sindhi i.e to make it beautiful.

It takes more than 7 – 8 processes to complete Ajrakh print. The total time of procedure is around 15-20 days. The processes include Saaj, Kasano, Khariyanu, Kat, Gach, Indigo Dyeing, Vichharnu and Rang. The Saaj process is repeated more than 5 times, the cloth is then washed in a solution of Myrobalan, whitewash and babul tree gum is  printed onto the cloth to outline the design motifs that will be white (this printing is known as Rekh), a black paste of jaggery, scrap iron and tamarind used for black printing, next resist printing will be of alum, clay and gum Arabic, the cloth is then dyed twice in indigo, washed thoroughly to remove all the resist printing, and unfixed dye and  the cloth then boiled with Alizarine/Madder root/Henna, Rhubarb to give  a bright colour of choice like red/green/brown.

Product Description :

The Cotton Scarf is rich tonal one sided resist printed fabric called ekpuri with traditional ajrakh print motifs in  the scarf on peach colour base.The boarders are indigo with white vertical motifs on both sides of it. The natural dye gives it shades of blue which looks beautiful. It suits well with any dress due to its multicolour.

Size: 60 cm X 200 cm

Colour :  Peach & Madder Red

Wash and care: Hand wash with cold water, gentle cycle, do not bleach, use mild detergent

***Every hand made scarf in our collection is handcrafted by rural weavers & hand dyed, due to hand made processes irregularities are the unique mark of this product.

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