Bandhani originated around 5000 years ago making it one of the oldest crafts of Gujarat, that is still widely practiced as a famous tye-and-dye technique. The word `Bandhani` is derived from the word `Bandhan` which means tying up.

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Process of Bandhani

The art of Bandhani is a highly skilled process. The technique involves dyeing a fabric which is tied tightly with a thread at several points, thus producing a variety of patterns like Chandrakala, Bavan Baug, Shikari etcetera; depending on the manner in which the cloth is tied. The main colour used in Bandhana are yellow, red, blue, green and black.