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  • This beautiful ajrak print stole in Mashru has the typical combination of geometric and floral motifs used in ajrak block printing. 
  • Mashru is a unique art of weaving from Gujarat, where the fabric front has silk thread, and inside of fabric has cotton thread. Hence the fabric shines on the outside, but the wearer gets the feel of cotton.
  • A graceful and unique accessory. Will go well with both traditional as well as western wear.
  • Size: 2.25 mtr x 23 in
  • Care: Dry clean recommended. Else gently handwash with like colors in cold water, with mild detergent like Ezee.

About the Craft:
Ajrak or Ajrakh is a block-printed textile that is resist-dyed using natural dyes. including indigo and madder. It is made by Khatris community in Kutch, Gujarat and 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.


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