AJRAKH BLOCK PRINTED YARDAGE
ONE OF THE OLDEST PROCESSES OF PUTTING PATTERN ONTO CLOTH
Block printed by hand with natural dyes by master craftspeople in Kutch, India
Maiwa has worked with block printed fabric for over 30 years. This organic cotton has been hand block printed with natural dyes by world renowned ajrakh artisans. Light to medium weight fabric is perfect for garments and quilting.
The ajrakh process is a long one, involving several steps of washing and scouring the cloth, then additional steps to mordant the cloth, and still more steps as each colour is either directly block printed or resist block printed with natural dyes. The order is of utmost importance as the layers of colour are built up and the traditional geometric ajrakh patterns emerge. Much of the beauty and depth of Ajrakh cloth comes from the intricacy of the imprint that is left by the artisan’s hand, slight variations are to be celebrated.
This fabric is pre-shrunk and easy to take care of - a gentle machine or hand wash is recommended with cool water and pH neutral bio-degradable liquid soap.
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