With this collection Tjori aims to redefine traditional patterns in a contemporary fashion. Adorned with alluring handcrafted Ikat and Ajrakh prints these slippers are destined to be a perfect addition to your festive footwear collection.
Ajrakh printing thrived in India in the 16th century with the migration of Khatris from the Sindh province to Kutch district. The king of Kutch acknowledged and recognised this beautiful textile art. This exquisite craft form celebrates nature in all its forms; this is evident in the aesthetics of the unification of its colours as well as motifs. It is important to note that each colour has a specific significance. Crimson red symbolizes the earth, and indigo blue symbolises twilight. Black and white are used with a view to outline motifs and define symmetrical designs.
Similarly Ikat prints also share a long and interesting history. Ikat is a resist dye technique used to pattern textiles. The term ‘Ikat’ itself is a derivation from the Malay word mengikat, which means to tie or to bind. The most unique feature of Ikat is the dyeing process; it is different because the yarns are dyed before being woven into cloth.
Come celebrate the beautiful colours, traditions and techniques of ancient India with Tjori.