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Workshop and Masterclass on Hand-block Printing (Ajrakh) by Abdulrauf Khatri (Indian National Award Winner from Kutch, India)

Kutch Revisited by Sanskara Designs & The Far East Art Studio

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About The Workshop


This Workshop and Masterclass will start with an introduction to Ajrakh - it’s origin and history followed by a brief overview of the 14 stages involved in Ajrakh handblock printing - from preparing the cloth to dyeing, boiling and drying. 

 

After a small refreshment break you are ready to print your piece of fabric. You will first learn how to prepare the paste used for printing the outline. You will then print your fabric with intricate wooden blocks which are crucial to Ajrakh before dying the fabric in natural colours to give its desired colour and design. 

  

All materials and colours will be provided at the workshop. You will be able to take home your printed fabric to make into a handkerchief, a bag or to simply frame it as a beautiful wall art. The workshop is open to all textile lovers. No prior knowledge of handblock printing is essential.

 

The workshop will end with a question and answer session with your tutor for the day - Abdulrauf Khatri.

 

Light refreshments will be provided at the workshop but please feel free to bring your own lunch if you wish to.


About Ajrakh

Ajrakh (Arabic for indigo) is a textile tradition from Kutch, India thought to have originated in Sindh and one that has been passed on from generation to generation. Using wood carved blocks, resist and natural dyes, this form of organic printing is a time consuming and complex process of at least sixteen steps of washing, dyeing, printing, and drying, which requires a high level of skill and concentration in order to keep colors fast and even. Pomegranate seeds, gum, harde powder, wood, flour of Kachika, flower of Dhavadi, alizarine and locally cultivated Indigo are some of the natural resources used for Ajrakh printing.“Ajrakh” is often translated locally as “Aaj Rakh” or keep it for today. Traditional Ajrakh has complex geometric patterns and is said to be inspired by nature and the Islamic architecture.

About The Instructor

Abdulrauf Khatri is a 10th generation Ajrakh artist and an Indian National Award Winner. He was born in Dhamadka, Kutch and trained under his father - the renowned Shri Abdul Razak Khatri from a very early age. Abdulrauf has been practicing Ajrakh for the past 22 years and specialises in wood block carving, Ajrakh and handblock printing using natural dyes on cotton and silk. He has his own workshop in Ajrakhpur, Kutch, where he also employs and trains others. Abdulrauf wishes to continue practicing this textile tradition for which his family has been well known all over the world and hopes to innovate newtechniques and designs.

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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
4A Castletown Road
W14 9HQ London
United Kingdom

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Kutch Revisited by Sanskara Designs & The Far East Art Studio

An exhibition and sale showcasing Ajrakh Block Printed Textiles by Indian National Award Winner, Abdulrauf Khatri & Traditional Kutchi Handwoven Textiles by renowned weaver Vankar Murji Hamir .

Also on display will be jewellery designed by Sanskara Designs that reflect the spirit of Kutch and textiles inspired by embroideries, prints and weaves of Kutch by The Far East Art Studio

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