Beautiful natural dyes.
Classic color combinations.
Traditional Ajrakh motifs hand printed using wood blocks
Created as two panels and then stitched together along the longitudinal spine of the cloth
All these features make it a wonderful textile.
But the feature that makes this a masterpiece is the 'double-sided print'. Both the front and the back have prints that are identical and matched to each other.
This amazing 'dorukha' feature is quite rare.
This type of cloth is used by the men of the Khatri community in Kutch.
Made in about 1990-2000.
184 x 256cm
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This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.