Gujarat Arts & Crafts | Gift Box (S)
Aavo Padharo, words of welcome in the language of Gujarat because it is here that these words ring true and the guest is 'God' and the people of Gujarat are gregariously friendly, inviting and will entice you to come again and again. Stretched out into the Arabian Sea, with a hint of the desert and with a coastline of 1600 kms long is Gujarat – the home state of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of Nation. It is renowned for its beaches, temple towns and historic capitals. Wildlife sanctuaries, hill resorts and natural grandeur are gifts of Gujarat. Sculpture, handicrafts, arts, festivals also make the state rich.
Gujarat has always been a major centre for the Jains and some of its most interesting locations are the Jain Temple centres at Palitana and Girnar Hills. Besides the Jain temples, the state’s major attractions include the only habitat of the Asiatic Lions in India (Gir Forests), a desert ride at the Wild Ass Sanctuary and the beautiful Indo-Saracenic Architecture of Ahmedabad.
We are happy to present a few products from some of these crafts – that are UNIQUE, represent TRADITION, give JOY & will be HEIRLOOMS! A collection of crafts from the Kutch region of Gujarat
Handmade Ajrakh Stole – HandBlock Printing Textile
Ajrakh traces its roots back to 16th century ancestors who came to India from Sindh, bringing with the craft of Ajrakh printing with them. The popular story amongst local printers is that Ajrakh means “aaj rakh” i.e “keep it today”. Ajrakh textile is made by the craftspeople from the Khatri community. There are between 14-16 different stages of dyeing & printing, which take 14-21 days to complete. The resulting cloth is soft against the skin and jewel-like in appearance, pleasing to touch & appealing to the eye.
Handmade Ajrakh Tie – For Him
Ajrakh silk tie in its traditional, bold motifs.
Perfumes of the Dessert - For Him
Fragrances from the dessert of Kutch and the neighbouring state of Rajasthan.
Perfumes of the Desert - For Her
While all efforts will be made to match the colour and design of the Ajrakh Stole & Jat Hand Embroidery Frame, the actual colour and design availability may be different based on availability at the time of the order. However, the products will be close to the ethos and from the craft of the published photograph