The bandhani or bandhna is the greatest masterpiece of the Indian dyer’s art. For many, bandhani goes beyond an art ~ it is in every sense a labour of love involving tremendous patience, skill and aesthetics. The versatile and lightweight bandhani sarees we designed into our beautiful Lotus Kaftans.
Made from a type of tie-dye silk, where cloth is tightly tied into many small knots that form a design.
Then the cloth is dyed, followed, by removal of the thread, leaving a circular design on the cloth. The name bandhani is derived from the Sanskrit word banda (to tie). Bandhani is a 5000-year old craft and local and natural materials such as madder root and pomegranate were used to dye the cloths.
Making bandhani involves a number of steps: first a design is stenciled on the fabric, followed by the tying of the tiny knots, which is often done by women, but also by men. Lastly, the fabric is dyed by men who have learned the skill from their fathers ❤️
Please note that slight colour difference should be acceptable due to the light and screen.