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Salman Junas Arora
Batik, 2012

Ajrakpur
Bhuj Taluka: Kutch 370 020

+91 78747 25909
salmankhatri829@gmail.com

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Salman’s grandfather belonged to Vira village of Anjar Taluka, and practiced batik from 1975 for 25 years. As the market for batik declined, his son started doing bandhani work in Anjar from 2000 till 2010. Competition increased, and getting help became more difficult. In October 2010, they shifted to Ajrakpur. For the initial six months he practiced bandani. Then they learned block printing from a relative in Dhamadka.

Salman started practicing block print a year and a half ago. But he had no knowledge of traditional details of block print or Ajrakh. Their family does synthetic dyeing and makes three piece women’s suits for the local Kutch market.
After joining Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya Salman developed an interest and began researching the craft.

Salman’s work provides him with money to live and hence is very important for him. He feels craft has a good future as the market requirements are large and varied, and he dreams the he will be able to go to international markets and his work will be displayed in large international museums.

In 2012, he graduated from KRV.

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"Craft has a good future as the market requirements are large and varied, and he dreams the he will be able to go to international markets and his work will be displayed in large international museums."

Salman, 2012