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Ajrakh and related techniques

Lotika Varadarajan

Ajrakh and related techniques

traditions of textile printing in Kutch

by Lotika Varadarajan

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Published by New Order Book Co. in Ahmedabad .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India,
  • Kachchh.
    • Subjects:
    • Textile printing -- India -- Kachchh.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementLotika Varadarajan.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTT852 .V37 1983
      The Physical Object
      Pagination71 p. :
      Number of Pages71
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2831011M
      LC Control Number83906875

      Printing techniques are further complicated by the fact that dyes, mordants, and tannins must be modified so they can be delivered onto cloth through the use of wooden blocks. Finally, they need to be stabilized in order to remain effective even while the entire cloth is immersion dyed—often at temperatures close to boiling. Mar 9, - This Pin was discovered by Sneha Roy. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest.

        Gaatha project was originally conjured only for researching and documenting the rapid erosion of Indian craft clusters and heritage. However, we soon learnt from the artisans themselves that need was not to do research alone but to restore ‘pride and serious commercial opportunity’ in their ecosystem.   The image of the priest-king of Mohenjo-Daro with a shawl wrapped around him is as iconic as the dancing girl also found there. But look closely at the priest-king’s bust and you will see that the circular designs and trefoils, originally sporting a red pigment on a blue or green background on the shawl, is uncannily similar to the double sided block printing or Ajrakh (or .

      Buy Ajrakh fabric at Navyasfashion for best prices, free shipping and easy returns. IMPORTANT UPDATE ON COVID Our dispatches have started at most of the Pincodes in INDIA and everywhere OVERSEAS. Free Shipping above USD Contact Us: +91 The printing process is a test of the artists patience with as many as 16 different steps, which may explain the name of the art. Ajrakh is said to take it’s name from the hindi words, “Aaj Rakh” which means “leave it today”, perhaps signifying the patience required to execute this elaborate and extensively detailed process.


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Ajrakh and related techniques by Lotika Varadarajan Download PDF EPUB FB2

To gain comprehensive understanding of the art of Ajrakh, I held lengthy discussions with Khalid Ameen Khatri and Ameen Ibrahim Khatri from Ajrakhpur in Kutch, Gujarat, as well as Pukhraj Kastur Chand Khatri, Kanhaiya Lal and Bakhar Singh Khatri from Barmer, Rajasthan. I have further included reference material from Dr.

Lotika Varadarajan’s book Ajrakh and Related Techniques. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Varadarajan, Lotika.

Ajrakh and related techniques. Ahmedabad: New Order Book Co., © (OCoLC) Lotika Varadarajan: South Indian traditions of Kalamkari.

pp + errata. Bombay: The Perennial Press, - Idem: Ajrakh and related techniques: traditions of textile printin in Kutch. 71 pp. Ahmedabad: New Order Book Co., - Volume 49 Issue 1 - Sergio AiolfiAuthor: Sergio Aiolfi.

(Your book, Ajrakh and Related Techniques was published around When you did your research in the s, the tradition must have been in its pure form as compared to today, so could you tell us what its condition was then?) L.V: It was done in the village of Dhamadka.

Mohammad Bhai was a very small child when he migrated to Dhamadka. Ajrak is said to signify the Universe. Because of the use of color palate. Color red for earth, black for darkness, white for clouds and blue for Universe itself. Think moonless, think midnight, think darkness the star spangled sky, against a stark blue-black background.

This is what ajrakh (aka ajrak), meaning blue in Arabic, is likened to. Ajrakh as a form of textile printing, was originally practiced in the Sindh region in present day. Inspired by the Mughal and Sindhi culture, the magnificent Ajrakh designs depicts age-old Indian heritage.

The designs mostly immersed in indigo (indigo blue) and madder (crimson red) are dappled with a fusion of sky elements and nature. Ajrakh cloth carries many meanings. The popular story amongst local printers is that Ajrakh means “keep it today.” It is also linked to azrakh, the Arabic word for indigo, a blue plant which thrived in the arid ecology of Kachchh until the earthquake.

Legend has it that Ajrakh printers are descendants of King Rama. ‘Kshatriya’ (Hindu term for the warriors) became ‘Khatri’ and they came to Kutch from Sindh around years ago.

As per the records, Kutch ruler Rao Bharmalji invited craftsmen to meet the growing needs of the people and the royal court. Buy ajrakh printed saree online made using natural dyes through traditional process practiced in the Kutch region of Gujarat.

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In the next post I will outline a simpler block printing process for an amateur that can be done at home (without the need for sun, and using accessible ingredients).

Further Reading: Varadarajan, Lotika, () Ajrakh and related techniques. Ajrak (Sindhi: اجرڪ) is a name given to a unique form of block-printed shawls found in Sindh, Pakistan. These shawls display special designs and patterns made using block printing by stamps.

Common colors used while making these patterns may include but are not limited to blue, red, black, yellow and green. Ajrakh is printed as single sided (ekpuri) and double sided (bipuri). Traditional 'Ajrakh' involves various stages of dyeing and resist printing using natural dyes and mordants.

Indigo and madder are the primary colours that are used for dyeing. The resist and some colours are printed on the cloth using carved wooden blocks. These blocks are carved with intricate symmetrical patterns.

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Find best collection of handloom fabrics for dresses. With nine to 21 stages of printing and dyeing, Ajrakh is one of the most complex craft techniques in the world. In India, the Ajrakh textile is still printed in the desert region of Kutch and Barmer in Rajasthan by both Hindu and Muslim craftsmen, mostly from.

This article discusses aspects of my MA research which examines strategies to develop designs in traditional ajrakh block printing for contemporary markets, in Kachchh district, India. Nina Sabnani, an animator and filmmaker, a critically acclaimed author and currently a professor at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Mumbai regales us with fascinating stories and anecdotes about India’s hand block-printing techniques in her new book, A For Ajrakh.

Read article about Ajrakh is an ancient block-printing method, originated in the presentday provinces of Sindh and the neighbouring Indian districts of.

- Explore Indus Crafts's board "Ajrak", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Sindh, Block print, Ajrakh prints pins. Ajrakh printing, using natural dyes is one of the oldest techniques of resist printing in India and is one of the most complex and sophisticated methods of printing.Ajrakh Shibori half N half Modal Silk saree will give you elegant look.

This saree is having Ajrakh pallu and saree body pattern is half Shibori and half Ajrakh. Look stunning in the Occasion. There will be some irregularities as it is totally Handcrafted which will add natural beauty to the Product.Generations of Indigo Ajrakh cloth carries many meanings.

The popular story amongst local printers is that Ajrakh means “keep it today.” It is also linked to azrakh, the Arabic word for indigo, a blue plant which thrived in the arid ecology of Kachchh until the patterns use complex geometry to create starry constellations in indigo, madder, black, and .