Bandhani

Bandhani

The name Bhandhani is believed to have been derived from the Sanskrit word bandha, meaning tied. The name which refers to both the technique and the end-product is created by the tedious process of pinching and resist tying of the fabric before dyeing. It is believed to have originated in Sindh, from where it travelled to Rajasthan and then to Gujarat.
The chitarnar or the artist draws the patterns on the fabric, the bandnari or knotter pinches and ties the dots and the Ranganaar or dyer finally dyes the textile piece.
The prominent colour contrast of the white or cream dots on the dyed bright and deep colours is well balanced by an inimitable sense of composition and symmetry of the design forms. Traditionally done by the Khatri community, Bandhej (configuration of dots) and Leheriya (waves like water), are two famous and very distinct styles of tying-and-dyeing from Rajasthan.

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Elemental Collection: Mangalagiri SquareNeck Tie and Dye Tunic

Ombre Dyed Mangalagiri Tunic with Stylised Square Neck and Ikat Detail
$51.00

Verve Collection: Mangalagiri Square Ikat Neck Tie and Dye Tunic

Ombre Dyed Mangalagiri Tunic with Stylised Square Neck and Ikat Detail
$51.00

Serendipity Collection: Tie and Dye Linen Stole

Clamp Resist Dyed Pure Linen Stole
$25.00

Verve Collection: Tie and Dye Linen Stole

Pure Linen Stole With Tie and Dye
$26.00

Prajnaa Collection: Muslin Bandhani Ruffle Detail and Flared Sleeve Top

Fine Handwoven Muslin Buttoned Placket Top with Tie and Dye Detail Ruffle and Elbow Length Flared Sleeves
$55.00

Prajnaa Collection: Muslin Bandhani Ruffle Detail and Flared Sleeve Top

Fine Handwoven Muslin Buttoned Placket Top with Tie and Dye Detail Ruffle and Elbow Length Flared Sleeves
$55.00