Ajrakh-Inspired Silk Satin Kimono
This lovely silk satin kimono features a geometrical print that is inspired by a block-printing technique called 'Ajrakh'. The technique originated centuries ago and is still practiced by artisan communities in the Kutch desert of India.
In keeping with our philosophy, we have reinterpreted the traditional motifs to create a modern print with subtle Eastern overtones. Narrow lapels are complemented by beautifully detailed sleeves that incorporate loops and fabric ties. The jacket comes with a tonal fabric belt and can be worn both belted and loose. Combine with matching trousers for an elegant and very distinctive look.
Model is 5 feet 9 inches / 175 cm and wears UK Size 6.
Shell: 100% Silk
Lining: 63% Cupro 37% Modal
Dry Clean Only
'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.
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