Ajrakh is a resist block-printing technique native to Ajrakhpur, in Bhuj, Gujarat historically connecting to the Indus Valley Civilization. The fabric is created through traditional vegetable dyeing by using natural and organic substances like indigo, madder, harde powder, pomegranate seeds and others to dye the fabric.
Ajrakh’s intricate motifs and patterns are achieved through one of the most sophisticated block printing techniques. It goes through 21 complex steps and can take up to 2 weeks to accomplish.
The feel and smell of the fabric is so rich that it is not questionable why the weave is special.