Striking hand block printed Ajrakh tote handmade using black vegan leather. The motif is a beautiful star which is a commonly found motif of traditional Ajrakh. This is a super classy bag, great for office or a formal evening :) Pair it with Western wear or Indie fusion.
Material: Vegan Leather, Canvas, Cotton Kilim and Canvas Lining
Product Dimensions (cms): 28x38x5 (Width x Height x Depth)
Product Details: 1 zipper closure, 1 mobile pocket and 1 zipper pocket on the inside. 1 slip on pocket on the backside
Care: Wipe with a dry or slightly damp cloth to maintain.
Most often practiced in Ajrakhpur, Kutch district, India, ajrakh is a distinctive type of block printing. Ajrakhs have evolved into a representation of Sindhi culture and customs over time. The level of geometry on the garment comes from the usage of a method of printing called woodblock printing in which prints were transferred from geometric shapes etched on the wooden blocks by pressing them hard on the fabric. Ajrakh craft products are made with natural dyes. The entire production of the products includes both vegetable dyes and mineral dyes. Indigo is a key dye. The most commonly observed pattern in Ajrak blocks and hence the fabric is dots between two lines, these dots are of same radius in almost all the design. These dots were initially carved out by hands, however later on brass nails were used to fill spaces between the two walls. This aspect is crucial in determining the expertise of the artisan. Mughal era has a deep influence on these designs. The Muslims followed a sense of strong geometry in their patterns and most patterns were formed by the interaction of two or more circles. The Ajrakh blocks were designed taking inspiration from the Muslim architectural elements that form the 'Mizan' - balance and order. The repeat patterns were determined by the grid system. Abstract symmetric representation of surrounding elements and environment were used.