Bandhini or Bandhej is an age old traditional technique of tie dye originated and practiced by the skilled artisans of Gujarat. These sarees are bright in colour which give you a happy feeling as soon as you have styled them. Preferred on georgette silks, these sarees are very light in weight, falls very well and an absolute pleasure to carry.
The elaborate zari use in these sarees especially the banarasi sarees with rai bandhej are a dream!
Explore the latest bandhini sarees from our collection of evergreen bandhej and you will be spoilt for choice. Tradiitonal bandhej sarees are the gharchola, whch have unique broad checks woven in zari on which intricate rai bandhej patterns are overlayed. Handcrafted rai bandhej sarees vary from georgette, shiffon, chanderi, cotton, pure silks etc.
The dyes used in crafting these sarees are azo free which were traditionally natural but very rare to find. The Khatri community of Kutch, Gujarat are the ones who practice this craft. Gujarati women compulsorily wear the bandhini sarees in the weddings and occasions and the goddesses are adorned with bandhej chunri as its believed bring in good luck. Just like Banarasi, Bandhini sarees are ideal for the brides.
Chowdhrain directly works with the Khatri community from Kutch to bring you these opulent beauties which can be shopped from the comfort of your home online. These handcrafted beauties are not printed using machines but produced by hands pf the skilled artisans who wish to keep this craft alive and pass it on. Our efforts are ogoing to get these in different fabrics for you to choose from. These sarees are premium and exclusive in our offering.
Your investment in these handcrafted bandhej sarees directly go the artisans whom we work with, they are encouraged to hone their skills while we trry our best to make the crafting process environment friendly.