BANDHANI = A TECHNIQUE = TIE -DIE = TIE+DIE -> DIE IS A cast ..
BANDHANI – CALLED AS INDIAN-SHIBORI – BY THE JAP s has origins in ajanata and rajasthan -
bandhani =cool and famous – and popular and beautiful attire, especially for white-females and that too ISARELI.
NOW, SINCE ->Bandhani is a technique of tie and dye -> involves two stages:
[A] tye sections of a length of cloth (silk or cotton)
[B] Dump/pour the cloth in gobs of color
The rainbow-tinged turbans of the Rajputs and the odhnis of their women are shaded by this method of resist dyeing.
ETYMOLOGY OF BANDHANI :
“bandhani” = A NAME => hindi word Bandhan => means -> TIE THEM UP .
Bandhani is an ancient art practised by people mainly of Rajasthan and Saurashtra Gujarat.
Jaipur, Udaipur, Bikaner and Ajmer and Jamnagar are among the important centres producing odhnis, saris and turbans in bandhani.
With the use of blocks dipped in geru, a red mud color. The cloth is than pinched with the left hand, one knot follows another, using the same thread.
After the section which are to be retained in the background color had been tied, the dying is repeated and the process of tying is cried out.
The fabric is gradually dyed to the final dark color, which is either a brilliant red, purple, dark green a deep ultramarine blue or black. It is contrasting color border is to be created than the body of the saree is tied with the thick threads and then covered with a plastic sheet, which is tied firmly with thick threads.
The border is then dipped in another shade. This is the traditional technique for tying and dyeing, which is followed, in all the important centers ofSaurashtra and Kuch of Gujarat .