Ajrak Button down

Ajrak Button down

Regular price $120.00 Sale

Oversized button down shirt.

Handmade from repurposed scarfs.

The word Ajrak is derived from the Arabic word “Azrak” which means ‘blue’. It is usually block printed designs  on fabrics about 3 meters long in intense colours, mostly rich crimson and deep indigo with some white and black used to define the geometric symmetry in the design. Ajrak is more than just a piece of fabric for Sindhis, it is a symbol of pride for men as a turban or shawl; and respect and glory for women as Dupatta or drape. People from Sindh also present this beautiful craft as a gesture of hospitality to their guests. Ajrak is proudly used from cradle to the grave and any one wrapped and buried in Ajrak is considered honoured.  

Cotton/Poly blend