The art of Ajrakh dates back to 4500 years and was practised as a skilled craft
by the Khatri community in Kutch, Gujarat. The word Ajrakh is derived from the
Arabic term ‘Azrak’ which means indigo/blue and is characterized by complex
geometric and floral patterns. The sarees are hand-crafted in total harmony with
the natural environment, where the sun, earth, animals, trees and rivers are all
part of its making. Each block-printed colour and design tells a story and is
created by resist-dyeing the fabric with natural dyes.