Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ajrakhs for Auction



Here are photos of some of our auction pieces for the April 16th Fundraiser. The patterns shown will be available in a variety of colours. These are printed with natural dyes, double sided, so each step in the production (and there can be over twenty steps) must be completed on both sides. Some of the patterns require that special reverse blocks be cut so that front and back match exactly.



Ajrak double sided blockprint. Natural dyes on cotton (90" x 108")








Ajrak double sided blockprint. Natural dyes on cotton (90" x 108")














Ajrak double sided blockprint. Natural dyes on cotton (90" x 108")











Ajrak double sided blockprint. Natural dyes on cotton (72" x 80" two pieced stitched together)









Ajrak double sided blockprint. Natural dyes on cotton (90" x 108")









Ajrak double sided blockprint. Natural dyes on cotton (90" x 108")










4 comments:

  1. Fabulous pieces! I wish I could be at the auction. I bought a double sided bed cover in Damadka a couple of years ago. Its similar to your first piece. I also have a scarf and a shawl. There's nothing as beautiful as Ajrak.
    Margaret Davies
    Haida Gwaii

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  2. What are these pieces worth, or what is a likely range of prices at the auction?

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  3. So very beautiful.I appreciate your initiative to show the world the most beautiful hand crafted textiles
    meera

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  4. researcher at Dayalbagh university, Traditional Indian Textiles and designs and reviving natural dyes for printed and painted fabrics. Extremely happy to see the steps your organisation is taking with lovely designs.
    Dr.Parul Bhatnagar

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