Bond with the Best Bandhej Sarees

Depicting the eternal and pure bond of a brother and sister through colors and threads this raksha bandhan bond with 100% pure and authentic bandhej tie and dye sarees from YuvaWave.

The term ‘Bandhej’ or ‘Bandhani’ is derived from the word ‘Bandhan’ that means tying up. An ancient art practiced mainly in the state of Rajasthan and Gujarat, Bandhej is practiced in places like Jaipur, Udaipur, Bikaner and Ajmer of Rajasthan. The history of Bandhej or tie and dye can be backdated to pre-historic times, as countless dyers through the ages have experimented with the use of bindings to create patterns on cloth immersed in vats of dye. Started by the Muslim Khatri Community of Kutch about 5000 years ago and carried forward by the Rangrez community in Rajasthan, the women folk are generally known to carry out the tradition from one generation to the other. The art of using bandhej includes tying a cloth with millions of tiny knots and then immersing the cloth in various colors to dye it such that when the cloth is dried later and the knots are removed, the undyed portion of the cloth forms many interesting designs and patterns like Leheriya, Mothra, Ekdali and Shikari. In the early days while dyes were extracted from natural fibers like blackberries, lichen, safflower, marigold, onion, red cabbage, sage, and indigo, in recent times synthetic dyes are being developed that are permanent, quick-setting, safe and easy to use. A colorful tradition, Bandhej that is been around for so many years is now the identity of the exuberant culture of Rajasthan.