Ajrakh is a form of traditional hand-block printing and resist dyeing using natural dyes and printed mordants. They are easily identifiable by their bold geometric repeats in combination of a central pattern field and border designs. Alignment of these symmetrical designs requires a masterful printer. Dashing green tassels grace the end of this scarf. These textiles are usually printed and dyed using natural madder red and black. Alignment of these symmetrical designs requires a masterful printer.
The award-winning family of Khatri Abdul Jabbar Mohammad, tenth-generation block printers in Kutch, Gujarat, India, preserves this most-complex tradition of textile products.