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About Mustak Khatri

This dying craft is native to Sindh and came to India in the 16th century.

Derived from the Arabic word Ajrak (blue), from the integral Indigo dye, Ajrakh primarily uses natural dyes. This art is kept alive predominantly by the Khatri Community. It involves painstakingly intricate techniques which can only be practiced by patience and perseverance.

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Mustak Junas Khatri is one of the few artisans remaining, who are diligently working to keep the art alive. Mustak has worked with his father in his cloth business and later joined his brother-in-law at the latter’s Ajrakh workshop. He learned block printing and dyeing for two years and is now considering to create his independent identity.

 

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