Printing on both sides of the fabric is usually referred to as Ajrakh printing where the name is believed to be originated from the Arabic name Azrak that generally refers to blue. Kutch, district of Gujarat is one of India’s leading areas for block printing and dyeing. The popularity of craft is slowly increasing because of being an environment friendly tradition craft and attractive patterns. Floral and geometrical designs in the colors of red, blue and black are most well-known in Ajrakh printing, which are traditionally wore by men as lungi, turban and shoulder cloth.
Ajrakh block printed fabric was the integral part of Sindhi culture held with high esteem and extreme respect. These fabrics are recognized with their protective properties to the harsh environment. They are also worn on festive and marriage occasion and even cultural events. The varieties of product are Kammar band (Waist cloth), Chadar (Bed spread), Rajai (Blanket), Salwar Kameez, Dhoti, Lungi, Turban, Dupatta, Shawl, Safa (head covering), Malir (skirt fabric).
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