India is blessed with vivid culture and traditions, which is also displayed with the outfit we wear during special occasions. For women, during the occasion, especially like the wedding, wearing the sari is the most awaited time. There are different types of sarees worn in India, and traditional bandhani sarees are one of them. Bandhani is a tie-dye design.
The cloth is tied with treads into tiny bindings forming a design after dying with colors. Bandhani designing is a very skillful designing but when one learns to do it, it turns out to be a fun project. With the use of thread, different types of Bandhani sarees created.
Let us now discuss Traditional Bandhani Sarees;
To be precise, Khatri Community of Gujarat began the work on Bandhani. Later, traditional Bandhani Sarees got into the market and people praised heavily for its dyeing work. It is a traditional tie-and-dye art. Bandhani is derived from the word Hindi word “Bandhan” which means “tying”.
Mostly natural dyes are used in making these classic pieces. “Ekdai (single knot), Boond (small dot with a dark center), Kodi (teardrop shape), Trikunti (three knots), Chaubandi (four notes), Dungar shahi (mountain pattern) and leheriya are the popular design patterns.
The bandhani material is folded twisted, with knotting. The folds are to be pulled out so that the knots are opened. A design can have 75,000 dots and mostly georgette and silk fabric is used for the craft.
The white non-bleach fabric is used to which they tie threads and make designs out of them. Stencils are also available in the market these days but Traditional Bandhani designs are created with threads only. Fabric can be any like georgette, Lycra, cotton. In a big utensil, dying solution is prepared and used.
As Bandhanisari designs are created with hands so natural colors are used. This may not cause any harm to hands. Chemical dyes are available in the market and they are faster but it loses its colour after a few washes. However, with the times changing, designers are working towards it, to make the color long lasting.
When the traditional Bandhani sarees are most used?
Although traditional Bandhani sarees generally have worn even on normal days in Rajasthan but in the unique festival like Navratri, this sari has wider acceptance. The rich and vibrancy of Traditional Bandhani sarees makes it worth wearing for the special occasion. Many even wear this sari during the wedding occasion.
Types of Bandhani Sarees:
There are different types of Bandhani sarees available in the market. Each of these sarees created in different styles.
- Jhankaar Bandhani- Available in beautiful patterns and is very colorful
- BorJaal: Used for wedding Bandhani sarees and has web design.
- Colour Discharge Bandhani- Created in darker colours over lighter ones.
Our collection originates from developing different textiles from Varanasi and this time we got it woven in patola pattern and then got Bandhan done in Bhuj. Vibrant shades such as bottle green, geranium pink, barn red, slate grey, and marmalade orange have been used for this collection.
About Asha Gautam:
Asha Gautam is one of the best fashion designers in India. From the beautiful range of lehengas to sarees, the designer has been working best in every collection that defines the rich culture of India. Vibrant colors, handloom textiles, and luxury craft everything piece designed by Asha Gautam are pure class. The duo is known for their sensibility and merging of classic appealing work for every Indian woman.