This hand block printed women jacket is made from cotton fabric and can be wore both the side.
The Khatri community, whose ancestors have been printing with wooden ajrakh blocks for centuries, migrated to Kutch from Sindh. Ajrakh has two meanings: “keep it for today” and “like the blue sky with stars sparkling in the darkness.” Wooden and metal blocks carved with traditional designs are coated in dye and printed on cloth. Stunning results are achieved through a process of hand printing, rinsing and sun drying. The different patterns of each block fit together into colorful designs.
VRDI (Vivekananda Rural Development Institute) was established in 1988 with the mission of skill enhancement of Kutchi artisans and develop craft enterprises. It undertakes training, production, market support, and capacity building of craft enterprises in Mandvi & Mundra.