Sun, Fire, River: Ajrak Cloth from the Soil of Sindh

by Noorjehan Bilgrami

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This fascinating documentary video was produced after years of research into traditional ajrak cloth making in Sindh. It attempts to express the unbreakable bond between the elements used in the production of Ajrak cloth and their importance to regional life. Following the elaborate, multi-staged process of Ajrak production, the film takes us through the artisan’s “dance” with the cloth in a profession marked by precision, dedication and pride. The results are sumptuous, vivid shawls that extend the motifs of balance and rhythm seen in Sufi temples.

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Creator:

Noorjehan Bilgrami

Year:

1998

Language:

English

Tagged:

Pakistan, Textiles