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The craft of Bandhej

Bandhani, also known as Bandhej is mainly practiced in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh. The word Bandhani is taken from a Sanskrit word ‘Banda’ translating ‘to tie’. In this art a fabric tightly tied at several points is dyed producing a variety of patterns.

 

 Illustious past of Bandhani Sarees

Dating back to 5000 years, Bandhani is the oldest form of tie & die art. Bandhani was first worn at the time of a royal marriage, Bana Bhatt’s Harshcharita. Earliest visual representations of a Bandhani Saree can be found in Ajanta Caves. Initially started by the Khatri Community of Gujarat, Bandhani is still practiced across cities like Jaipur, Sikar, Bhilwara, Udaipur, Bikaner, Ajmer, and Jamnagar in Gujarat.

 

What makes Bandhani Sarees so distinct?

Designs: Bandhani uses a variety of symbols including dots, waves, strips and squares. While the Bandhani dress patterns used are region specific, some of them are Leheriya, Mothra, Ekdali and Shikari.

Colors: Most of the Bandhani cotton and silk sarees use colors like yellow, red, green, blue and black. Each color symbolizes a different meaning in Bandhani.

Varieties: Bandhani dresses are woven in different varieties like Ekdali (Single Knot), Trikunti (Three Knots), Chaubandi (Four Knots), Dungar Shahi (mountain pattern), Kodi (teardrop shaped) and Laddu Jalebi (Indian Sweets).

 

Get Bandhani for your wardrobe

  • Sarees with Leheriya patterns are a perfect pick for day-time ceremonies, while Bandhani ghatchola lehengas and sarees are an ideal option at night.
  • Working women can also adorn Bandhej sarees for a great style statement.
  • Dandiya nights would never be the same without Gujarati Bandhani Sarees.
  • The intricate style of weaving and dyeing Bandhani makes the saree a sigh to behold.