Traditional Bandhani Saree Online – The Celebration of Colors
The Indian weaver never ceases to amaze. If you have seen a saree with a lot of dots that merge into a pattern, be sure it would have been the traditional Bandhani saree. Bandhani sarees, also known as bandhej sarees in India boast of lovely tie-and-dye art on fabric, an ancient but fascinating art from the western region of India, especially the desert lands of Gujarat and Rajasthan. As the name suggests, craftsmen with their mastery, tie the base fabric at several points by threads and then the threads are dyed. This fabric was then dipped into a tub of color to give it an endearing hue. It was then schedule for air-dry for a certain amount of time before the knots were finally untangle from the drape.
The process of tying decides the resulting pattern. The tied portions by not getting dyed, show up as uncolored portions neatly patterned against the color backdrop, when the threads are removed. Just imagine works like tying of thousands of miniscule knots on a fabric that spread and form exquisite designs on opening after the dyeing process, speak volumes for the skill of the Bandhani weaver.
History of Bandhani Sarees
Bandhani dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization suggesting that dyeing was done as early as 4000 B.C. Mention of this art has been seen in texts written during the reign of Alexander the Great. Historical Texts cite that the first Bandhani saree was worn at the time of Bana Bhatt`s Harshacharita in a royal marriage. A meter length of cloth can have millions of tiny knots known as “Bheendi”. Different communities in Rajasthan follow the tradition of tying turbans with different patterns of bandhani on their heads and it is use to identify which community the person belonged to.
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Different Types of Rajasthani Bandhani Saree Designs
These drapes come in vibrant colours that can instantly brighten up the visage of any woman. There are various designs of bandhani patterns available based on the production technique like single knot (ekdali), three knots (trikunti), four knots (chaubandi), mountain pattern (dungar shahi), Kodi (teardrop pattern) and so on. The elaborate motifs are found with leaves, flowers, threes, human figures, made up of repeating dots and patterns. Bandhani is a tie and dye art , therefore the fabrics that can easily soak colours are used in it. The Silk and Cotton are good for the dying process. But out of all, bandhani silk sarees are the most famous ones.
Designs and colours differ, with significance attach to certain colors. For example, red chunri print saree conveys a newly married bride, yellow for a recently become mother, etc. In addition, there is a special attraction to the Leheria Bandhej sarees in the Bandhani range known for their unique wave designs, evolving from a brilliant exercise of the tie and dye art that has created ‘waves’ in the fashion world for the simplicity and appealing look on plain colour fabrics.
Bandhej Saree on the Auspicious Occasion of Navratri!
The Navratri is an auspicious festival that is prominent in the north and north-western parts of India. On this occasion, women adorn beautiful colors and merge in with the spirit of the festival. Bandhani sarees are light and amazing to look at, and give its wearer a traditional look that has an embedded ethnic air. Its elegance, charm and grace that these sarees ooze is seldom found.
These vibrant sarees are perfect wears for the auspicious Navratri that can instantly brighten up the visage of any woman. They are available in a plethora of colors and designs, often characterizing mirror-works, sequins, embroidery and other embellishments often adorn these endearing sarees.
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Bandhani sarees commands immense popularity and the love for these sarees is spreading throughout the globe, as Rajasthani bandhani sarees are being exported globally. The Zari Butta’s collection of tie and dye sarees especially is worth exploring for the color combinations, the exquisite display of captivating patterns of Bandhani and its varying patterns. Dot fantasies, designer pattern spreads, criss cross color bands are all part of a unique and exciting collection of Bandhani sarees for a good online purchase.