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Bandhani from Jaipur

bandhani-sareeBhandhni is different from patola as the tye and dye process is done after the fabric is woven. Tye and dye fabrics of bhandhni’s are popular among the women of gujrat, khatiavar, rajasthan and sindh. It is called pattern dyeing(resist method of printing) which is one of the most preventive method of printing.

Part of the fabric is dyed and dyed with the dipping method, rubia, silk, linen and cotton threads are used for dyeing the material. Thickneess of the thread depends on the thickness of the fabric. In rajasthan usually women are engaged in doing this work.

The utility items made of this methodare dupattas, kurta’s, turbans, quilts, ghagras, sarees. Also cusion covers, table mats, covers are quite popular. Colors used in bhandni are very bright and multi coloured which are auspicious and are known as a symbol of youth and romance.The designed are based on the shapes of animals, birds, flowers, dancing figures etc.

Sometimes dots are grouped together to form a design. These are called ek bhandhni, dupattas and lehngas are made on both silk and cotton. There are four methods of tye and dye

BHANDNI:Dyed with tyeing different knots.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       SEUO BHANDNI:Stitching method                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DO RUKNA:Dipping method.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MULTI COLOR: The traditional colors are usually red, green, yellow, blue and black with white range of combination possible with their huge. Lehariya, veer bhatt, mountain designs, kute design, doll design, dana pattern are some of its designs.

Traditional bandhani sarees at http://www.utsavsarees.com/pages/search.asp?keyword=bandhej+sarees

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