Indigo and Red Ajrakh Scarf
Feather light cotton scarf hand-made made by traditional ajrakh method in the village of Dhamadka in Gujarat. All handwoven and hand printed using natural vegetable dyes.
Ajrakh is a time consuming art which requires patience, diligence and vision – a single piece will take up to three weeks to complete with around 14 different stages of resist-printing and dyeing. Twenty or more engraving blocks are utilised in the process. In between each stage, the fabric is washed, thoroughly beaten to remove excess dye and soften the fibres, and then laid out to dry in readiness for the next step.
Typically, ajrakh designs conform to Islamic principles of complex geometric and non-figurative designs. Sometimes floral styles can be seen as well as patterns based on old coins. Natural dyes are used, and colour schemes favour indigo, black, red and white or cream.
Size: 55cm x 185cm
Properties: Handwoven and handprinted
Care: Handwash in cool water