Intricate and delicate, hand blocked and naturally dyed. The print has lush blooms akin to plentiful lotuses in a pond. A vividly patterned and feminine saree handcrafted in the Ajrakh tradition using only organic pigments – in this case, locally obtained madder root, indigo and black dye made from iron, jaggery and gram flour – for it’s vibrant hue on a soft and breezy cotton mul.
The Ajrakh process features several stages of hand block printing, layer upon layer, with washing and sun drying at each stage. Local herbs are used as color fixers and fabric softeners, and this all makes the fabric of this saree exceptionally, buttery soft.