MULTANI AJRAK PREMIUM BLOCK PRINTED SHAWL FOR MEN AND WOMEN
Multani Ajrak Shawl
Fabric: Pure Cotton
Color: Blue (Neel Blue Traditional)
Article SKU: SH-10
Made of 100% Pure Cotton Branded Latha and Natural Dyes. Suitable for both (Summer & Winter)
The ajrak, a traditional textile, When it comes to chadder in mid season weather, Cotton Ajraks are always the first choice, colorful, charming and ancient background of MULTANI AJRAK , ajrak goes through 21 stages in the making. The unbleached cloth is dipped in the river, baked in the sun, block-printed by hand. The ajrak is a treasured textile, a symbol of identity.
While chemical dyes and screen-printing have been adopted in recent times, Umesha's ajrak is still hand-blocked by artisans, and dyed with the precious natural indigo and madder. Other natural dyes have also been sourced to create a wide range of earthy fabrics in cotton and silk.
Collection of Authentic Hand block printed ajraks in Double Paat size. Made with plant based dyes using traditional centuries old traditional method.
Collection of traditional Ajraks of sindh province. Our range includes table printed ajraks, Hand Block printed with natural dyes, polyster ajraks, cotton ajraks & silk ajrak.
Sindh is the actual birthplace of Ajrak cloth. Ajrak has been in Sindh since the era of Mohenjodaro, one of the oldest civilizations in the world, or even before that. However, the true origin of the word "Ajrak" is unknown. In Arabic, Ajrak means blue or indigo. Blue color is dominantly used in Ajrak printing and hence the word. Also, Sindh was traditionally a large producer of indigo and cotton cloth and both of these products used to be exported to the Middle East. It is unknown whether the word Ajrak came from Arabic to Sindhi or added from Sindhi to Arabic. Traditionally, the fabric would be about 2.5 to 3 meters long. Men used it as a turban, a cummerbund, and wrapped it around the shoulders. Women used it as a dupatta and chaddar or as a shawl. There are some people who still use it, though it has become more commercial now.
Very good quality fabric, received my parcel same as seen in images, such a lovely ajrak shawl