Ajrakh style printing originated from the Sindh region of Pakistan, and later influenced fabric artists in Kutch of Gujarat and then in Rajasthan. Its history can be traced back to the ancient civilizations of the Indus valley, from around 2500 B.C. to 1500 B.C. The Ajrakh shawls are a luscious modal and silk blend, with a beautiful sheen. Hand block printed and hand-embroidered, they have hundreds of tiny mirrors stitched into place. A generous swath of fabric, these shawls measure 38″ wide by 90″ long.
They’re the perfect thing for fall: hand-woven pure linen shawls with hand-block prints, earth tones and a soft, drapey feel. Choose from 5 unique patterns. Each one has a 2″ wide silver metallic border. They measure 102″ long (which includes fringes) and 35″ wide.
Andrea is modeling the Butterfly Caftan, a flowing garment in abstract “scratch” plaid poly blend fabric. In midnight blue with lime and tomato red plaid lines, it has a deep V plunging neckline, big butterfly sleeves (48″ around); side slits and pockets too. We have 3 of these in stock: XS, S and M.
With it is a show-stopper of a collar necklace! Four brass snakes with turquoise eyes are entwined together and held by a geometric brass chain. Pearl and Nepalese green crystal drops dangle across the width, with a stunning starflower crystal-studded pendant at the center. It measures 21″ around from the end of the hook clasp to the eye closure.