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Types of Ajraks

Ajrak shawls can be classified by ‘Print’ and ‘Fabric’ type.

Classification by Print

  1. Hand Block print – Several hundred invidual hand block prints. Made using natural plant based dyes following centuries old method of Ajrak making. Whole process takes several weeks to complete.
  2. Table print– Cloth is spread on a table and design stencil is placed over it. Then in one quick go, color is spread over it. Then second stencil is placed for second color. Usually takes less than 10 minutes to print it.
  3. Screen print– Printed on automated machines in modern textile mill.

Classification by Fabric

  1. Cotton
  2. Silk
  3. Polyester
  4. Linen
  5. Lawn