Bandhani typically means “to tie” in Hindi and the unique pattern of creating these sarees are derived by tying thousands of tiny knots throughout the length of the saree. Bandhani saree is traditionally available on a wide range of beautiful fabrics which includes crepe, georgette, silk, supernet, and satin. In order to give the saree a unique and pleasing character, weavers use light color patterns on a dark background.
The saree is done dyed in different types of colors and when the knots are open they turn out to be beautiful spots that enhance the appeal of the saree. The various designs and patterns produced by tying knots include Bells, Creepers, flowers or web.
The Significance of Bandhani Saree
The Bandhani art form dates back to 4000 BC. Reference of this art form can be found in the Buddhist painting found on the walls of Ajanta Caves dating back to the 6th century.
The Bandhani Art is quite popular for its gorgeous appeal in both domestic and international markets. Traditionally this saree is worn by members of the royal family and it was believed that the vibrant hue of the fabric is supposed to bring good luck. In modern times, you no longer need to be a royal to own a piece of beautiful bandhani saree. Leading designers from Delhi Asha Gautam offers a huge range of traditional Bandhani saree collections meant for different occasions.
Different Types of Bandhani Sarees Prints and Styles
Jhankar Bandhani –
This type of bandhani sarees has extremely fine patterns and very vibrant colors. The absence of light colors throughout the entire fabric is the hallmark of Jhankar Bandhani.
Bor Jaal –
Jaal in Hindi means a web and the bor jhal sari is particularly popular among the Marwari community of Rajasthan for special occasions like wedding or engagements. Bore Jaal bandhani sarees are characterized by a dynamic display of different color drops which combines to create an amazing maze.
Colour Discharge Bandhani –
Typically Bandhani sarees are created by using the dark colors over lighter ones. However, in this technique, lighter colors are used on the base and deep colors are used to create a pattern in order to achieve a striking combination.
Banarasi Bandhani Sarees –
Bandhani Sarees which are created with banarasi brocade borders is known as banarasi bandhani. These sarees are usually made from high-quality georgette fabric and is known for their fine texture and high cost.
Bandhani sarees are known for the riot of colors which is so beautifully displayed on a nine-yard fabric. The bandhani saree and lehenga collection from Asha Gautam offer different styles and designs for both festive and casual occasions.