What are Bandhini fabrics
Bandhni sarees are popular dotted sarees that are a specialty of Rajasthan & Gujarat.
Any visitor to Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur will not miss seeing the colorful bandhini fabrics or dupattas. They are used as drapes, as pagdis, as dupattas, sarees and dress materials.
The sarees and fabrics are made by the tie & dye method. Fine threads are wrapped tightly around small pinches of fabric to create an intricate pattern. Bandhan means tied in the Hindi language. Hence bandhini sarees. The fabric is then soaked in coloured water and dyed. The points where the fabric is tied will retain its original colour.
Bandhini is available in rich colours and the dots are often in white. Satin, georgette and silks are used to create the bandhini sarees. They are popular in Rajasthan & Gujarat.
Bandhini is also done on cotton fabrics. Cotton bandhini dresses are very popular in summer.
Bandhini skirts, salwar kammez are also popular now.