Asked by: Gertha Goldhaber
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Which place is famous for Ajrakh print?

Found mostly on shawls and carpets, Ajrakh is a unique form of block print that is popular in Sindh, Pakistan; Kutch, Gujarat; and Barmer, Rajasthan in India. These prints include designs and patterns made using block printing by stamps.

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Beside this, which district of Rajasthan is famous for Ajrakh print?


Furthermore, how is Ajrakh done? The Ajrak is usually about 2.5-3meters in length. The authentic Ajrak is printed on both sides by a method called resist printing. The printing is done by hand with hand carved wooden blocks. Several different blocks are used to give the characteristic repeated patterning.

what is Ajrakh print?

Ajrak is a block-printed textile that is resist-dyed using natural dyes. including indigo and madder. It is made by Khatris community in Kutch, Gujarat and is distinguished by its color- blue with red - and its complex geometric & floral patterns. It's name is derived from 'azarak', 'blue' in Arabic & Persian.

How many types of block printing are there?

There are eight distinct methods presently used to impress coloured patterns on cloth:

  • Hand block printing.
  • Perrotine printing.
  • Engraved copperplate printing.
  • Roller, cylinder, or machine printing.
  • Stencil printing.
  • Screen printing.
  • Digital textile printing.
  • Flexo textile printing.

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