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Abja : An Exclusive Ajrakh Edit

Abja – the water born, is our exclusively curated edition of ajrakh pure linen sarees. Inspired from water which looks so surreal and harmonious at times has the ability to take over anything! Each curation from the collection is named after water and its different forms, from various languages that describes the beauty and craftsmanship of it. The collection is the amalgamation of traditional and modern techniques, designs and colors – natural colors from traditional palette as well as contemporary secondary colors are used. Abja edit is skillfully and painstakingly made by the Khatri community residing in Ajrakhpur, Kutch.

The pure linen gives a premium feel that allows the wearer to style the saree for various occasions. Linen gets softer after every wash improving the handfeel of the fabric, high absorbency, hypoallergenic property, durability, breathability and moisture wicking characteristic makes a pure linen saree a perfect sustainable companion not only for hot or humid weather but for all the seasons.

Pure linen kutch ajrakh sarees are a luxurious cum conscious addition to the wardrobe. If you like indulging in premium fabric, artisanal craft, upbeat design combinations and sustainable fashion, then look no further and make a pick, from our exclusively curated edit – Abja!

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Description

Ula – an aesthetic naturally dyed and hand block printed floral pure linen saree in earthy red madder with hints of indigo, back and off white. Comes with a running all over floral design blouse piece. Pallu has geometric star motifs along with florals, pallu end has tassels.

Product Details

Title – Kutch Ajrakh Pure Linen Saree

Weaving Technique – Machine Weaving

Surface Ornamentation – Hand Printing

Fabric – 80LeaX80Lea

Color – Red Madder

Zari – NA

Dimension – Length – 6.5 Meters including 1 Meter Blouse Piece
Width – 44 to 45 inches

Wash care – Dry Clean/ Gentle hand wash in mild detergent using cold water. No soaking. Always dry in shade/ indirect sunlight.

Disclaimer

Uneveness or irregularity in prints and dyeing is the charateristic mark of artisanal products. Product being naturally dyed may have minor bleeding properties.

Product pictures are without any filters but appearance of color may vary in shade from screen to screen or even image to image due to variation in natural lighting.

Note: First picture is closest to the actual product color.

More about art & artisans

“Ajrakh is an ancient, elaborate hand block printing craft form and its existence can be traced back to Indus valley civilization. The unique hand block printing and natural dyeing techniques and skills were passed down to the younger generations of Khatri community by their ancestors. With the migration of few of the craftsmen from Sindh (now in Pakistan), the craft form came to Gujarat and Rajasthan.

‘Kutch Ajrakh’ was practised in Bhuj hamlet of Dhamadka. After the devastating earthquake in 2001, iron content in water increased heavily therefore Ajrakhpur was chosen as the new location for the craft production due to the imminent water crisis. Prior to this, the Khatri community, faced a multitude of issues related to access to clean water, which is one of the most important resources for the craft’s production process. There are between 14-16 different labour-intensive stages of dyeing & printing, which takes 14-21 days to complete. The entire process uses a lot of water, but it’s reused until it’s saturated with dye and then is released to water the fields in a parched land. The process of usage is circular and preserves natural resources. Dye-making involves the use of numerous natural substances like harda (myrobalan), kaat (iron rust), chana no lot (chickpea flour), limestone, indigo and pomegranate. Natural wooden blocks used for ajrakh printing are made out of teak or sheesham. In order to color the cloth, fabric is boiled in water with various natural extracts, based on the desired shade and texture of the fabric. The usual colors of the craft are red, yellow, blue and black. However green and some other secondary colors are also used now-a-days. Array of fabrics are used from cotton, mashru silk, modal silk, linen to velvet etc. Ajrakh’s beauty is showcased through unique geometric designs that are influenced by nature and feature elements like flowers, leaves and stars.

Traditionally, both members of the royal court and the pastoral Maldhari community wore the fabric. At present, print is used by wearers from various walks of life irrespective of genders. Apart from clothing ‘kutch ajrakh’ is extensively used in home linens, accessories, bags, shoes etc. ‘Kutch Ajrakh’ is popular in India as well as globally for its grandeur and exquisite craftsmanship.

The prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tag has been awarded to ‘Kutch Ajrakh’ in the year 2023.”

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