What Makes a Bandhani Saree Unique & Special

About Bandhani Saree’s Story:

The term ‘Bandhani,’ also known as Bandhej, is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘bandha,’ which means ‘to bind,’ and refers to a skill done mostly in Gujarat and Rajasthan. It is currently quite trendy in mainstream fashion. This tie-and-dye method goes back to the sixth century and was originally utilised by the Khatri community in Gujarat, India’s rural districts. According to historians, the first Bandhani saree was worn in a royal marriage by Banabhatt’s Harshacharita. Bandhani is an old kind of art. Indus Valley Civilization archives provide the first references to this practice of plucking the fabric with fingernails and tying it before dying.

Bandhani testimony can be seen in Buddhist paintings at the famed Ajanta caves. Texts going back to the reign of Alexander the Great contain references to Indian Bandhani.

Which State Is The Home Of The Bandhani Silk Sarees

Bandhani art is highly renowned in places like Jamnagar in Gujarat and Rajasthan’s Sikar, Bhilwara, Udaipur, Bikaner, and Ajmer. They manufacture turbans, dupattas, and bandhani sarees. The Hindu and Muslim populations of Kutch have historically dressed the bride during her wedding in bandhani textiles, which is seen to be fortunate.

Bandhani Sari from Rajasthan with Zari Weave on Border And All-Over

How Bandhani Sarees Are Produced?

Both the history and the craft of Bandhani are fascinating. Bandhani fabric is made through a lengthy and laborious process that requires each dot to be knotted individually in order to form designs before the fabric is coloured.

• Before dying, the fabric is first cleaned to eliminate contaminants.

• After that, depending on the demands of the design, it is folded twice or four times before the pattern is printed.

• There are two different kinds of dots: mathawali bheendi, which forms a fine ring, and aniwali bheendi, which is the standard dot.

• Dheri, a strong cotton thread, bhungali, and naklo are the three instruments needed to tie the cloth (thimble).

• After the tying is finished, the fabric scraps are brought back to the factory to be coloured.

• White and yellow bandhani dots are the norms. The item is first coloured in a yellow dye bath after the white dots that should be there are knotted to secure them.

• The fabric is knotted wherever the dots should continue to be yellow after sending the item out for tying once more.

• After that, the cloth is dyed the desired colour.

• When dying a Bandhani work, great care is needed to prevent the knotted dots from coming undone when the item is rotated in the dye bath for even colouring.

Before being dyed, some sarees with elaborate patterns might take up to six to eight months to tie. So that is how designer Indian bandhani sarees are made.

Which Colours Are Popularly Used In Bandhani Saree?

The cost of the cloth increases with the level of Bandhani Sarees' work. Natural colours are prevalent in Bandhani. Traditional Bandhani Saree’s hues include reds, maroon, ochre, orange, indigo blues, turquoise blue, and dark greens. Today, one may also come across hues like purple, black, beige, pink, and even mustard yellow. Because of its vibrant range of colours and elegant designs, it is one of the most cherished textiles in every woman’s wardrobe.

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Bandhani Sari from Rajasthan with Zari Weave on Border And All-Over

Peacock-Green and Violet Bandhani Sari from Rajasthan with Zari Weave on Border

Source: www.exoticindiaart.com

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