Ajrakh prints have a history that cuts across timelines and geographies, thereby bridging cultures. Ajrakh is a type of resist hand block printing which has its roots in the Sindh district of Pakistan. During the heyday of the Indus Valley Civilization, the print was looked upon as a coveted cultural symbol, extensively used to garb the then royalty of Sindh. It is said that the Khatri community, the primary practitioners of the art, used to live by the banks of the Indus river in Sindh, when the then monarch of Kutch learnt of this unparalleled art and invited them over to the state. This is how the ancient printing technique proliferated to India.