About the craft:
Cutwork is applique work in which the pattern is cut out and sewn on the same cloth. The work is done on an extensive scale in Rajasthan, where artisans use the technique to create beautiful home linen, apparel and accessories.
Ajrak is the name of a block printed cloth with deep crimson red and indigo blue background, bearing symmetrical patterns with interspersed unprinted sparkling white motifs. An ancient craft, the history of the Ajrak can be traced back to the civilizations of the Indus Valley that existed around 2500 BC-1500 BC.