Ajrakh-inspired silk satin asymmetric dress

£850.00
Free delivery and returns within UK
Description

The pattern on this unusual dress is based on a block printing technique called Ajrakh, which originated centuries ago and is still practiced by communities of artisans in the Kutch desert region of India.

Using a sophisticated ochre and grey palette, we have reinterpreted the technique’s design heritage though a modern lens. The silk satin feels and looks wonderful as it falls luxuriously to an asymmetrical hem. The high neck is complemented by the feminine flourish of a full, gathered pleat on one side.

Model is 5 feet 9 inches / 175 cm and wears UK size 6.

Materials & Care

Shell: 100% Silk

Lining: 63% Cupro 37% Modal

Dry Clean Only

Techniques & Inspiration

'Ajrakh' is a complex, artisanal technique of block printing and resist dyeing that dates back as early as 2000 BC. The artisan must wash the fabric between dying and wait until he can print the next colour. Many believe that the word 'Ajrakh' is actually derived from the phrase 'Aaj ke din rakh' or 'Keep it for today'; a sentiment quite opposed to today's fast-paced world.

This bespoke silk satin has been designed in Varana's own studio and woven with motifs inspired by the 'Ajrakh' technique.

Shipping and Returns
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India £50

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RETURNS

We offer free returns within the UK. For information on how to return a garment, please check Shipping and Returns.

Product Code:
DR-AW18-1102Byellow_grey