The name Bandhani is derived from the sanskrit word bandh, which means ‘to tie or to bind’. That is exactly what this centuries old craft continues to do to date. It ties us to our rich heritage, and through its detailed motifs, to folks tales and epic sagas. Bandhani is a highly skilled process and an intricate pattern can take months. The method involves tying knots over a fabric using fine thread, to create myriad patterns. The fabric is then dyed and dried. When the knots are opened, a stunning art form comes to life. In the days of yore, the wedding trousseau of a Gujarati bride was incomplete without at least one Bandhani garment. We feel the same way about Bandhani in modern wardrobes.

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