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ajrakh fabric
Date: 20th century
Dimensions: 236 x 168 cm (92 15/16 x 66 1/8 in.)
Medium: cotton
Made in: Pakistan
Description: Printed in red and blue with circle and star motifs on cotton fabric. Ajrakh printing is associated with Sindh province (Southern Pakistan), and Kutch region in Gujerat (India). Mud is used as a resist, with mordant printing. The dyebaths traditionally are indigo (blue) and madder (red). The technique involved in production of an Ajrakh has at least ten stages.
Inv. No.: 909
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