The saffron and maroon printed ajrak adds color to the traditional dress. It looks elegant on any woman. Women wear the maroon and saffron ajrak during their wedding ceremonies. It also adds a unique flair to festivals such as Diwali or Holi. Women also wear maroon and saffron ajrak during their mourning period for the deceased family members. Wearing an ajrak during these occasions displays tradition, respect, endurance and strength of mind.
Indian maroon and saffron are popularly used in dresses. Both darjeeling and kesar are known as saj or saffron in Hindi. They both have a warm yellow and red color. Both are natural products from India and can be expensive when manufactured abroad. Saffron is an important part of the cuisine in India. It adds a delicate flavor to rice, sweets and other food items. In addition, it adds a golden hue to maroon clothing such as ajrak.
The floral print has green leaves with white flowers attached to them. The green leaves contrast with the maroon color well. They also complement the white background beautifully. This makes it stand out against the dark background very well. The green contrast also reminds people of nature; hence, this makes sense given nature's connection to death, grief and loss.