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Ajrakh Means Blue in Arabic

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Ajrakh, meaning blue in Arabic, refers to a moonless, midnight..the star spangled sky, against a stark blue-black background. Ajrakh is a resist dyeing repeat block printed technique is created over 14-16 stages  by highly skilled craftsmen using natural dyes like indigo and madder. 

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Art of Jamdani Weaving

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Art of Jamdani Weaving

Jamdani is an ancient weaving technique somewhat like tapestry work. The process is time consuming and involves a tedious form of hand looming and is almost like embroidery. Jamdani involves the supplementary weft technique along with the standard weft technique. 

The ultimate expression of regality, Jamdani is called the finest muslin for this extremely skilful weave takes anywhere from a month to a year to complete a saree.

Today Jamdani is also found in scarves, stoles and dupattas. 

Shop the Samasta Jamdani sarees at www.samasta.in

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