Bandhani tie

Bandhani is a style of tie-dye textile that is embellished by picking the fabric with the fingernails to create numerous little bindings that together make a figurative pattern. From the Sanskrit word banda, the word "bandhani" is derived ("to tie"). The regions of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Sindh, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu, where it is known as Sungudi, are where the majority of bandhini-making facilities are currently found. In paintings from the sixth century, the most common kind of Bandhani dots may be observed for the first time. In regional dialects and Tamil, the name Bandhani is also spelled Bandhej, Bandhni, Piliya, and Chungidi. Mothra, Ekdali, and Shikari are other tying methods, depending on how the fabric is knotted. The finished goods have several names, including Khombi, Ghar Chola, Patori, and Chandrokhani.

Natural colours are the primary colours utilised in bandhani. Because Bandhani is a tie-and-dye procedure, the greatest colours and combinations are achievable because the dying is done by hand.

The Khatri population of Kutchh and Saurashtra has been responsible for all Bandhani craftsmanship. Thousands of tiny knots, called as "Bheendi" in the native language of "Gujarati," can be found throughout a meter-long piece of fabric. After being dyed in vivid colours, the knots are opened to reveal a pattern. Traditional classifications for the finished goods include "khombhi," "Ghar Chola," "Chandrakhani," "Shikari," "Chowkidaar," and "Ambadaal."

India's Ahmedabad is well-known for its bandhanis. Rajasthan is another state that produces bandhani art, but the Kutch and Saurashtra regions of Gujarat are distinguished by their use of various colours and patterns. Different colours in Bandhani signify different things. People think that a newlywed's life will be lucky if they wear red.

The Khatri Community of Gujarat pioneered the bandhani industry in India. From the word "Bandhan," which means to tie up, comes the phrase "Bandhani." It is a centuries-old art form that is primarily practised in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Indian tie-dyeing, also known as bandhani, began about 5000 years ago. The well-known centres for making odhnissarees and turbans in Bandhani are found in places like Jaipur, Sikar, Bhilwara, Udaipur, Bikaner, Ajmer, and Jamnagar in Gujarat, which are all located in Rajasthan. Since ancient times, several communities in Rajasthan have adhered to the custom of wearing turbans with various bandhani patterns. These were used to establish the person's place of residence in the community.