Friday, April 10, 2015

Bandhani art of Gujarat

India is a country full of arts and crafts. Bandhani art is one of the most popular craft of India, this is mostly found in Gujarat, this type of tie-dye practiced mainly in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, India. The word bandhani is derived from the Sanskrit word “bandan” which means to tie. This bandhani is also known as Bandhej or Tie Dye or Bandhni or Bandana, etc. according to the regional area and the pronunciation of that area.This art of Bandhani is a highly skilled process that is too difficult, but the skillful artist of India made these with lots of hard work and traditional skills. The technique involves dyeing a fabric which is tied tightly with a thread at several points, so that many variety of patterns like Leheriya, Mothra, Ekdali and Shikari are produced by depending on the manner in which the cloth is tied. In this process the main colors used in Bandhani are yellow, red, blue, green and black. After the processing is over Bandhani work, results into a variety of symbols including, dots, squares, waves and strips. Bandhani pieces can be dyed by natural and artificial colors so these are very attractive in looking, because of this people like these products. 

Bandhani Art work on Garments
Mostly Bandhani colors are dark, no light color is used, and the background is mostly in black / red cloth. So the color combination is eye caching. The Khatri community of Kutchh is the community which, The Bandhani work has been exclusively carried out. A meter length of cloth can have thousands of tiny knots known as "Bheendi" in the local language ("Kutchhi"). Four bheendis are known as a "Kadi".  After dyeing in bright colors the knots form a design are opened very clearly. Traditionally, the final products can be classified into "khombhi", "Ghar Chola", "Patori", "Chandrokhani" etc. which are the most popular products of Gujarat. In all over the India Bhuj and Mandvi of Kutch district of Gujarat are the most popular districts in manufacturing finest quality of bandhani products. So this is some facts about bandhani art of Gujarat,India.

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