Following in his father’s footsteps, Shamji Vankar committed his family to the use of natural fibres and dyes. As a result he has recovered and perfected traditional methods. Join Shamji for an in-depth dyeing workshop augmented by demonstrations of Bhujodi weaving technique and explanations of motif and weave structure.
REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 17, 2019 AT 10AM
Students will learn the secrets of ajrakh cloth preparation, scouring, and mordant application before moving on to resist application and full immersion dyeing. All steps will be taught in the traditional manner using authentic materials, natural dyes, and organic cotton. Each student will receive a set of traditional ajrakh hand-carved hardwood printing blocks.