The word Bandhani refers to Bandhan which means “to tie” in Sanskrit. If notes and writings are to be believed this technique initially originated from the Indus valley civilization dating back to 4000 B.C. With the reference of this technique in the Buddhist paintings, dating back to the 6th century, and snippets of it in the world-famous Ajanta Caves, this technique is believed to be one of the oldest dyeing techniques in the world. It is believed that this artwork originated in Gujarat by the Khatri community and now is widely popular across the globe. Bandhani is mainly produced in two states of India, one Rajasthan and the other in Gujarat. The Bandhani sarees are known to bring good future to the brides and is one of the reasons why it is an integral part of the trousseau.
The art of Bandhani is an intricate yet interesting process. The unique way of picking the fabric to be dyed and tying it tightly at a different point in knots and then dyed with vibrant colors is what makes it stand out. The water-resistant threads used for tying don’t allow the color to spill, hence creating beautiful patterns on fabrics. Drying the piece can be tricky depending on the weather conditions. In monsoon, it takes around 2 days to dry while in summer it takes only 4-5 hours. In winter it takes approximately 6-7 hours for drying.
Gaji Silk’s radiance and beauty are what makes it one of the most elegant fabrics visually and practically available in the market. The base material is thicker, glossier and smooth, making it easier to be dyed in vibrant colors and is strong enough to withstand heavy embellishments and embroideries.
Bandhani has truly captured the hearts of women. With its main market still in Gujarat, the demand has increased in the last few years India and countries like The USA, and England. Over the last decade, the Bandhej sarees have become hot favorites during the wedding and festive seasons.
A traditional bandhej silk saree in a shade of black and red can add the right amount of elegance needed in your wardrobe. Made with the most exceptional quality of Gaji silk, this saree features a beautiful overall tie n dye effect with gorgeous embroidered motifs on the pallu and alongside the border, and the gold pipework throughout the saree completes the look. The appealing and charming nature of this saree makes it a perfect attire for the wedding season.
Style Tips: Team it with a pair for nude stilettoes, jhumkis and Let your hair loose in soft curls for #weddinggoal vibes. Allow your inner diva to rejoice!!
It’s time to get rid of all those heavy embellished sarees and go for this stunning light-weight Gaji Silk Bandhej Saree this summer. Made with the finest quality of Gaji silk fabric which allows the saree to be breathable and the overall bandhej print and gold thread weave along the pallu and border looks breath-taking. So now don’t worry about what to wear or not, when you have a sudden dinner party or a cocktails function to attend, this saree will fulfill all your fashion needs.
Style Tips: Pair this blue saree with block heels and mukaish jhumkas. Tie up your hair in a messy bun, and you are ready for an elevated look!
Be it Diwali, Navratri, or a wedding – This Green and red bandhej saree is a must-have for all the party lovers! With an overall bandhej print, prime quality of Gaji silk, mirror embellishments and threadwork throughout the saree, this piece is a perfect blend of comfort and sophistication. So, now when you make a fashionable entry to one of the parties, be ready to stun the crowd and leave an everlasting impression.
Style Tips: Add a pair of beautiful chandbalis and Punjabi jootis for a fashionista appeal and be ready to wow the onlookers!
With a graceful combination of overall bandhej print and premium Gaji silk, this saree is hands down a winner. The appeal of this attire is the intricate thread embroidery spread across the entire saree, which makes it a perfect fit for the festivities. For all the ladies looking to add that extra pop in your festive wardrobe, this is the pick!
Style Tips: Go for the ultimate kill by teaming it up with a pair of pastel pumps and a statement jewelry piece! Slay the day with this updated look and Let your look do the talking for you.
So, show some love and get your hands on these fabulous Bandhani Gaji silk sarees to rock your next function or just a regular office day in your life! Also, let us know which saree you thought should have made the cut.