Ajrakh: From Caste Dress to Catwalk

  title={Ajrakh: From Caste Dress to Catwalk},
  author={Eiluned Edwards},
  journal={Textile History},
  pages={146 - 170}
Ajrakh is a double-sided, block-printed textile worn as caste dress by cattle herders in the desert regions of Kachchh and Thar in north-west India and Sindh in Pakistan, where it is made by Khatri artisans. Readily identified by its distinctive combination of geometric and floral designs, traditional ajrakh is notably printed on both sides of the cloth and is dyed with indigo and madder. In the past forty years ajrakh has not only been transformed from a rustic block print into a popular… 



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