Ajrakh Print Fabrics
Ajrakh is a special form of block-printed shawls and tiles which are made in Sindh (Pakistan), kutch(Gujrat), and Barmer(Rajasthan) in India. Ajrakh is made from natural dies and entire products are made from vegetables and mineral dyes. It is generally found 2.5-3 meters in length. The authentic Ajrakh is printed on both sides of the fabric which is called resist printing. The printing is done with hand-crafted wooden blocks. Several different blocks are used to give the characteristics of repeated printing. Making the block is a considerable challenge as the pattern of the block has to synchronize with the whole of the Ajarakh fabric and also covers various areas against dye.
The Ajrakh is employed within a grid which is called a repetitive pattern creating a central jaal or web-like design. borders designs are also employed on the fabric. Borders are aligned both horizontally and vertically to frame the central field. the later ends are printed using a double or wider margin to get a layout of the borders. This craft is in decline mode due to the introduction of advanced printing techniques and lots of other technical ways. Ajrakh is most used for making shawls, sarees, and other expensive clothing products.
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