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Ajrakh – Block Printing in Gujarat

Hand-Block Printing

Ajrakh – Block Printing in Gujarat

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Famous worldwide, the Ajrakh textiles of Kutch in Gujarat standout for their richly printed surface and elaborate crafting procedures. The printing is done on both sides in the shades of indigo and madder multiple dyeing techniques besides mordanting are employed. Natural vegetable and mineral colors are used to dye and print the fabrics. Items such as turbans, shawls, lungis, odhani, curtains, floor spreads and bed covers etc are created using these skilled techniques. Tools such as wooden printing blocks, colors, furnace, bamboo lattice, earthen dying vats, copper vessels for dyes, wooden battens, brushes etc are used for the crafting purpose.

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