History of Traditional Ajrakh Silk Sarees & Dresses in India dates back ages
‘Ajrakh’ is a special hand-block printing technique dating as long back as the Indus Valley Civilization and has its roots in the Kutch, Barmer and Sindh region. The artform is a unique rustic and painstaking craft which uses natural dyes, special treatment steps and iterative printing, dyeing and washing process before acquiring its final poise.
Ajrakh craft has faced many problems in recent times like high cost of block-making, crunch of water resources, waning craftsmen due to lack of payback and acceptance of synthetic dyed variants in the market. Despite all this hardship the craft has been able to rebloom, thanks to the efforts of many organizations working very closely with these micro-hubs to help them scale up.
We, at The Loom Studio celebrate the resurgence of this timeless and elegant hand-block printing craft in our ‘Ajrakh Royale’ collection, which is a tribute to the work of our magical #Kaarigari.