Genuine Ajrakh hand block printed stole - Red and light blue (3)
Hand block printed in Ajrakhpur in Gujarat, India, these beautiful stoles make the perfect present!
These hand made stoles make the perfect gift for yourself or the textile lover in your life! They are single sided print (we also have double sided print!) on beautiful soft cotton.
These are genuine Ajrakh printed scarves from the village of Ajrakhpur in the Kutch region of Gujarat, India.
Size: 2m 10cm long, 58cm wide (83" x 23" approx)
Washing instructions: These need to be hand washed as the colours may run. If you want to use traditional methods to ensure the dye is fixed when you wash them then follow the instructions below!
Soak them in cold water mixed with some salt or vinegar overnight, rinse out and allow to dry naturally.
These are hand made items, all designs have variations in them and please note colours may vary slightly from how they appear on the screen.
About the artisans:
These beautiful stoles are block printed in the workshop of Sufiyan Khatri from Ajrakhpur village in the Kutch region of Gujarat, India (see Sufiyan with Chacha his labourer in the photos!). The word Ajrakh is derived from the word Azarukh which means blue in Persian.They are printed with hand made wooden blocks in traditional Ajrakh designs. Each stole goes through several different printing and dying processes (over 16!) to get the layers of different colours and natural dyes are used including Indigo and vegetable dyes.
By buying this gift you are supporting these amazing artisans in the very difficult current climate we all find ourselves in.