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Ajrak-Black by waleedsoomro Ajrak-Black by waleedsoomro
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Here is a quick design re-make of the Traditional arT of sind. "Ajrak" (Sindhi: اجرڪ) is a name given to a unique form of blockprinted shawls and tiles found in Sindh, Pakistan. These shawls display special designs and patterns made using block printing by stamps. Common colours used while making these patterns may include but are not limited to blue, red, black and yellow. Over the years, ajraks have become a symbol of the Sindhi culture and traditions.




HISTORY:
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The level of geometry on the garment comes from the usage of a method of printing called the woodblock printing in which prints were transferred from geometric shapes etched on the wooden blocks by pressing them hard on the fabric. Block printing is thought to have been first used in ancient China, at least as far as moveable type is concerned. On its way through the populous regions of the Indus Valley, this technique of fabric printing was adopted at Mohenjo-daro.
The tradition still prevails centuries later and people still use the same methods of production that were used in the earlier days to create an ajrak. The garment has become an essential part of the Sindhi culture and apparel of Sindhis. Men use it as a turban, a cummerbund or wind it around their shoulders or simply drape it over one shoulder. Women use it as a dupatta or a shawl and sometimes as a makeshift swing for children. Ajraks are usually about 2.5 to 3-meters long, patterned in intense colours predominantly rich crimson or a deep indigo with some white and black used sparingly to give definition to the geometric symmetry in design.




Ajrak - A symbol of Sindh:
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The AJRAK is an integral part of Sindhi culture and Sindhi nationalism. Its usage is evident at all levels of society, and is held in high esteem, with the utmost respect given to it. According to Sindhi traditions ajraks are often presented as gifts of hospitality to guests. They are also worn on festive occasions such as weddings and cultural events.
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aimalee Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
GOOD JOB, WEL DONE BRO :thumbsup:
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waleedsoomro Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Photographer
Thankyou brother!!! :iconimhappyplz:
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aimalee Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You are welocme Dear :D
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waleedsoomro Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Photographer
:)
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umerr2000 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome design!
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waleedsoomro Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Student Photographer
:iconimhappyplz: Tnx
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umerr2000 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome! :icontrehappyplz:
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waleedsoomro Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Student Photographer
Arey ye kia hua is smiley ko??? :P
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