Bandhej Sari Depicting Tree of Life.
Bandhej sari depicting the tree of life. The sari shows the tree of life, a motif commonly depicted in various artistic traditions, surrounded by the representation of human figures, animals and birds. The borders are designed using floral running motifs and the pallu (the loose end of a sari draped on the shoulder) is embellished with a heavy gold border.
Bandhej, also known as Bandhani is a tie-dye technique practiced mainly in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. It involves dyeing a fabric fabric which is tied tightly with threads at several points producing a variety of patterns depending on the manner in which the cloth is tied. Some of the well known patterns in Bandhni are Leheriya, Mothra, Ekdali and Shikari.