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Mughal Floral Red & Ivory Malmal Cotton Saree

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Mughal Floral Red & Ivory Malmal Cotton Saree

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SKU : IBPXAMYSR19

Mughal Floral Red & Ivory Malmal Cotton Saree

About Me: I am created using Malmal Cotton fabric with natural dyes, by master craftsmen from Bhuj, Gujarat.
The printing technique is Ajrakh Printing, which hails from Ajrakhpur in Bhuj.

The printing effect on the Saree is resplendent of the Mughal Era Architecture and draws inspiration from the floral motifs and mosaic carvings on the Taj Mahal. With the mesmerizing red, printed intricately with white-ivory color on the fabric, I set out an example of the skilled craftsmanship of the Ajrakh craftsmen from Bhuj. The fabric has been intelligently used blended with Malamal, cotton and tussar mulberry silk to create a beautiful creation reminiscent of the Taj scriptures and motifs.

Measurements: Saree - 5.5 meters, Blouse Material - 0.8 meters

Care: Dry Clean only

Color: Ivory, Red

Material: Malmal, Cotton, Silk: Tussar-Mulberry Silk

Weight: 350 grams ( 0. 7 lbs )

Craft Process: Printing: Ajrakh

Craft Region: Gujarat: Bhuj

Theme: Hand Loom, Hand Made

Certification: Craftmark®

Product Note: This is a handcrafted product from artisans and producer groups and due to the nature of the product, slight variation in colors or design may occur. Any slight irregularities are distinctive and are inherent to the beauty of this creation as it is meticulously crafted by hand.

The Story: The cloth of the inhabitants of Sindh, an art and age old tradition is called Ajrakh. Ajrakh was born and has existed in Sindh since the time of Mohenjodaro Civilization. In arabic, Ajrakh spells out a meaning "Indigo". After the partition of India the production of Ajrak was carried out in Kutch, Rajasthan and Gujarat which were once the easternmost portions of Sindh. Ajrakh printing is done by hand, only using wooden blocks as wood absorbs the colors in a better manner than any other material.

The artisans use Sheesham wood blocks for the primary stage of printing and for the final stage of printing on the fabric, Teak wood blocks are used. The ajrakh print and colors are best represented on Cotton, however to serve urban markets, silk is also used as a fabric for printing.

The traditional Ajrakh colors are Red, Black & Indigo. Yellows, Shades of Orange and Rust are now used to give the products a more contemporary look. The Ajrakh printing process is considered intuitive to the Ajrakh Artisans. The authentic Ajrakh print is printed on both sides of the fabric, a method known as "resist printing". This printing form is completely done with the use of hand-carved wooden blocks and hand by the artisan. Several different blocks are used to give the print a characteristic repeating pattern.

The prints are exquisite and geometric in nature; and they echo the principles of Sufism, which was widely followed in Sindh. The geometric patterns use the concept of symmetry which are symbolic of cosmic processes that are omni-directional.

Shipping & Delivery: This product ships within 1 day of your order. Expected time of arrival / delivery of this product is between 3 - 4 working days from the date of your order.

Product Note: This is a handcrafted product from artisans and producer groups and due to the nature of the product, slight variation in colors or design may occur. Any slight irregularities are distinctive and are inherent to the beauty of this creation as it is meticulously crafted by hand.