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Hand printed Ajrakh Modal silk with natural dyes.
Hand printed Ajrakh Modal silk with natural dyes.
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Hand printed Ajrakh Modal silk with natural dyes.

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$41.00 Per Metre
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$41.00 Per Metre
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Fine quality Ajrakh block printed modal silk fabric made using natural dyes through traditional the Ajrakh technique of hand-block printing practiced by artisans in the Kutch region of Gujarat, India.

Modal silk is a soft, shiny and highly lustrous fabric, achieved through interlacing modal fibers (derived from beech trees) and silk yarns. it has the opulence of silk and the comfort of cotton. 
Ajrakh is a traditional vegetable dyeing and resist block-printing technique on cloth. It is estimated to be around 4,500 years old. The Ajrakh artisans in India are originally from Sindh (Pakistan) and they migrated to Kutch in Gujarat and Barmer in Rajasthan.

The process of Ajrakh is a long drawn process with many stages and the layers of colour are printed a day apart.

Ajrakh is the traditional attire of the Maldhari pastoral community of Bhuj.

Modal silk is a soft, shiny and highly lustrous fabric, achieved through interlacing modal fibers (derived from beech trees) and silk yarns. it has the opulence of silk and the comfort of cotton. 

This fabric is sold in 50 cm increments, cut in continuous lengths.

Suitable for:  tops, blouses, dresses and skirts
Fabric composition: modal / silk
Fabric width:   112cm
Weight:  medium
Drape: soft silky drape
Stretch: none
Care:   Always pre-wash your fabric before starting your sewing project. 
Wash separately in cold water with mild detergent
Do not squeeze or wring
Dry in shade 

Shrinkage: 3 - 5%

Minor irregularities are expected in hand printed fabrics and make each piece unique.

We take great care in photographing our products, but please be aware that minor differences in colour may occur between our camera and your monitor.