Ajrakh Hand Block Printing.
Contact/Background Information :
Name Adil Ahmed
Address: Dhamadka,Gujarat. INDIA.
Age: 51 Years.
Marital Status: Married.
Art Experience :
As eighth generation block printers, Adil Ahmed and his family have been working in large scale vegetable dyeing, possibly due to an awareness of environmental issues like pollution, warming, depletion of water sources related and impacting production.
Adil learned this art from his Uncle and Father who used to do Ajrakh block printing.
He mentions about tradition and technology with humility and passion, according to him, technology has made his and other ajrakh artisan time and productivity more efficient and made life more convenient ensuring quicker production and faster shipments without delay.
He treats traditional and upfront fashion motifs as two separate categories with no confusion. Tradition is important as there is a story behind it, says Adil. If we change the motifs, it is not Ajrakh anymore.
Adil is very happy to be part of the project rangamaati. He’s glad that his work contributes not only to help his family, but also contributes towards revival and continuation of generations old artwork.
His Dream is opening up a workshop dedicated to working with lost and forgotten techniques of Ajrakh Block Printing.