Ajrakh Work Dupatta
A king once grew so fond of his bedspread that he insisted his maids to let it stay on his bed for one more day, he muttered “aj ke din rakh”, the phrase which went on to be used to name that uniquely printed fabric as Ajrakh. It is also believed that the fabric derived its name from the Sanskrit word ‘A-jharat’ or ‘that which does not fade’. Nature plays an important role in the making of Ajrak. The craftsmen work in total harmony with their environment, where the sun, river, animals, trees and mud are all part of its making. Common colors found in Ajrak designs are red, blue, black, yellow,green and many more. Natural dyes such as turmeric, henna, indigo are used along with other vegetable and mineral dyes to give a traditional earthy feel to Ajrak wear. Evergreen Dupattas! Wear them with any plain kurta to look your classic best. Or wear these super elegant ones as a stole over trousers or skirts.