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Indigo Textile Collaborates With Local Artisans

Pakistani denim mill Indigo Textile has unveiled their latest creation: an authentic Indigo Ajrak. This exquisite textile piece is the result of a collaboration with skilled local artisans from Hala, Sindh, paying tribute to Pakistan’s rich heritage and vibrant culture. By using age-old, chemical-free techniques, each Ajrak is a handmade masterpiece.

Lovingly block-printed and indigo-dyed, each Ajrak tells a story of tradition, dedication, and timeless beauty. These handcrafted pieces are elegantly presented in specially developed boxes.

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A Heartfelt Homage To Sindhi Ajrak

The Indigo Ajrak is a heartfelt homage to the Sindhi Ajrak, a symphony of craftsmanship resonating with a 5,000-year legacy. This organic marvel is more than just a textile; it’s a canvas of emotions from Sindh, painted by the skilled hands of unsung heroes. Dyed with the essence of indigo, each piece is a living testament to the dedication of artisans who invest their lives in this thorough, time-consuming process. As a denim mill, Indigo Textile is proudly reviving this piece of ancient art, bringing the stories of these silent maestros to a global stage.

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The Making Of Sindhi Indigo Ajrak

The creation of the Ajrak involves a meticulous process comprising 16 to 18 intricate steps, all performed by hand, without the any use of machines. This production requires around 4,500 blocks, with pieces measuring approximately 4 x 4.5 inches, covering the entire fabric. Fundamental to an Ajrak is indigo dyeing; its absence renders the piece incomplete. Thus, natural indigo is a crucial element in its traditional representation.

Witness the skill, dedication, and age-old techniques that make each Indigo Ajrak a true masterpiece of Pakistani heritage.

Watch the making of the Indigo Ajrak here.

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.