Dhamadka is a small village in Gujarat that is known for block printing. It was a major centre for the artisans engaged in ajrakh block-printing technique. There are many printers using madder roots for printing red colour, rusty iron solution for black colour and indigo for blue colour. These fabrics are called ajrakhs and the designing on these fabrics is geometric in shape. Many workshops in India use chemical dyes to do ajrakh block-printing. However, in Gujarat there are many artisans who use natural dyeing technique with old recipes and local plant material. The village is located approximately 50 km east of Bhuj.

It is believed that 400 years ago, a group of Khatris settled in Dhamadka and started practising their craft. This is said to be the roots of the art form that has taken over the region now.

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