Bandhej Salwar Kameez
Bandhej Salwar Kameez and Dupatta or Bandhani shalwar qamis is the Art of royalty - The tie-dyed fabrics of Gujarat and Rajasthan are perhaps the best produced in India. They are also known as Bandhej. Tie and dye or bandhej is a technique actually from Rajasthan and Gujarat. The colors traditionally are vibrant; yellow, black, red and green being the predominant ones. This technique is used on lighter shades of browns, turquoise, blue and pink giving a stunning effect. The technique though simple is quite time consuming and tedious. A single piece of Bandhani salwar suits dupatta with intricate bandhej design, takes more than a week to prepare. In the process of tie and dye of bandhani or bandhej salwar kameez, each section is carefully dipped in paint and tied again to bring yet another contrast in color. Usually women are assigned to the fine craft of tying while the men prepare the dye. Bandhej patterns depict birds, animals and human figures.
The tie and dye (bandhej) work is done on dress material to make clothing attractive and beautiful. For online shopping of bandhani kameez salwar, bharatplaza.com is a best place which give you bandhej salwar kameez, bandhani salwar suits dupatta, gujrati bandhej suits, bandhej salwar suits from jaipur, with more than 5000 designs in stock Bandhej salwar kameez, sarees are created by dyeing the cloth in such a manner that many small resist-dyed ‘spots’ produce elaborate patterns over the fabric. Now traditional bandhej salwar kameez, sarees, lehengas market has shrunk However, because of the rise of low-cost silk-screened imitations and most modern bandhani salwar kameez, sarees are made with larger designs and fewer ties than in the past. Bandhej salwar suits are usually available in two contrasting colors, Red and black.
They are the most common color combination but other pairs of colors are also found. Nowadays different categories in bandhej are available in market like chunari, sikari bandhej. These are the special form of bandhani work, which is highly valued for the delicacy and intricacy. The chunari technique is actually a combination of the tie and dye process and the direct printing process in which wooden blocks with nails are pressed on folded cloth to imprint the design and the raised portions are then tied with a string coated with a paste that resists dyes. The fabric is then dyed. When the knots are opened, the designs that spring to life can be simply magical.