(Photos are from www.jaypore.com)
Ajrakh is a type of hand block printing which originated in the Sindh region of Pakistan. It is said that it is Inspired by the trigonometric symmetry in Mughal architecture.
This wearable art is, like so many other ancient, traditional crafts, is in danger of dying out. Machine printing and mass production threaten this and so many other priceless craft techniques. There is a young man named Khalid Amin Khatri who is from Ajrakhpur, a village in Kutch, Gujarat, India -- his ancestral craft is ajrakh printing. He studied this art at KALA RAKSHA VIDHYALAYA, a design institute dedicated to rejuvenating traditional arts.
We are working on bringing some of Khalid's scarves and stoles to Rain Lily and we are super excited about it! Aren't they gorgeous?