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Ajrakh: Impressions and Expressions: A Journey of Antique Traditional Indian Textile " Printing with Natural Dyes" from Its Origin Till Date

 
Ela Dedhia (Author) M. Hundekar (Author)
Synopsis Ajrakh: Impressions & Expressions is a single source Indian reference book on the traditional and contemporary process of Ajrakh. This book provides Archeological, Textual and Historic references of Indian Textiles from early Vedic times through the centuries to the 21st century. It also provides details of traditional printing and dyeing methods using natural colours with special emphasis on Ajrakh and its rejuvenation. The book enlightens the meaning and significance of Ajrakh including all the natural dyes and auxiliaries used in the marketing of Ajrakh. Substitute sources of auxiliaries used in Ajrakh are also discussed in depth. It also includes motifs, design layouts and various dyeing and printing stages practiced in the making of a variety of Ajrakh. The book is made very interesting through the relevant pictures interspersed in the document. It also shows the ways in which Ajrakh can be rejuvenated using modified recipes and new designs that can be created. Value addition through regional embroidery is also discussed and shown through pictures. The adaptation of Ajrakh in apparel has been highlighted through various photographs of designed garments. The book ends with a section on the discussion of stories of Craft Rejuvenation of other Indian Traditional Textile Crafts. The challenges lying ahead due to a greater demand resulting from the ever increasing acceptances and demand for Ajrakh are discussed. This book will serve as a guide in producing quality Ajrakhs with innovative designs on unexplored fabrics. This book will also guide artisans, textile designers, fashion designers, fabric printers, researchers, students, art lovers, historians and even the laypersons, interested in natural colours. It will also be of great use for Non Government and Government Organisations and the corporate sector who are interested in value addition of textiles, garments and made-ups.
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Bibliographic information

Title Ajrakh: Impressions and Expressions: A Journey of Antique Traditional Indian Textile " Printing with Natural Dyes" from Its Origin Till Date
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8190259423
length xvi+94p., 106 Plates.