No matter where you go, in whatever part of the world, for Indians, traditions come first, and with it, their choice for any auspicious occasion remains the same traditional outfits! And when it comes to Bandhani sarees, the charm of that occasion gets 100 times! For the colour and intricate pattern it comes in, it just gets all the hearts and smiles. And Bandhani silk saree is the cherry on the cake. Bandhani, although beautiful, has a deep history in itself! Who wouldn’t want to know the origin of this beautiful delight in saree or dresses range? In this blog, you will explore all you need to know about Banarasi Bandhej Sarees.
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What are Bandhani Sarees?
Bandhani is widely known as ‘Bandhej’ or ‘Bandhana’. It is the most artistic and authentic trend that has been a part of our culture for 5000 years! The word Bandhani comes from the Sanskrit word “banda” which means tying or to bind together. Bandhani is the trend where weavers pluck and tie a saree in multiple knots and then dye and dry it before sending it to delivery. Sometimes weavers even tie small pulses into it, to make the knot firm, or sometimes they just simply pluck the area tied with very strong nylon thread. Bandhani saree takes several weeks or months to prepare for how intricate the pattern is!
Where did it originate?
Now, the question is when did this Bandhani technique invented!! Bandhani originates in Kutch of Gujarat. There is said to be a story behind it. It is believed that a Saint 5000 years ago visited a Khatri Muslim, and stayed there. One day he was in deep meditation and the maidservant there out of boredom started tying knots in the cloth. The saint after his meditation had dyed the cloth without caring to untie the knots and kept it for drying. The Khatri Muslim then came and was amazed at the pattern then formed! That was then this tie and dye, called bandhani got recognition.
The History Behind Bandhani Sarees
Bandhani saree was first worn at a royal wedding at Kannauj at the time of Baan Bhatt’s Harshcharita! In 6th-century wall paintings, you can see many bandhani dots on the walls of Ajanta caves. Furthermore, in the 16th century, many miniatures got featured where bandhani sarees, turbans, odhani could be seen. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the export of bandana silk handkerchiefs to London was at an all-time high. Even today, be it any part of the world, the Bandhani trend has the most varied range. Now whenever we will see Bandhani patterns on any cloth, we will remember this beautiful past!
What is so special about Banarasi Bandhej Sarees?
Its uniqueness is that at least 10,000 to 1,00,000 knots are tied in the cloth as per the design requirement. There are various patterns in Bandhani now. Banarasi Bandhej silk is one of them. The next step in making Bandhej sarees is the weaving of golden zari on them which makes the amalgamation of Banarasi and Bandhana patterns way too gorgeous. Women can wear Bandhani Bandhej silk sarees on any auspicious occasion as people believe that it brings good luck. Be it wedding, childbirth, Diwali, Dussehra, house warming or any other eventful day can become a delight to the sight for the onlookers.
Why should you buy Bandhej Sarees?
Banarasi Bandhej silk, the worth it pricy investment will bring the dazzling smile once you adorn it, just by the elegant aura it oozes out! The way this royal creation is, it does require royal maintenance. You can only sustain it for a longer duration if you dry-clean the saree timely. The petrol wash will help to keep the colour and shine of this beautiful creation intact as being machine or hand washed and then direct exposure to the sun will make it lose the lustre it possesses. A steam iron will help to keep it wrinkle-free. Be it day or night, bandhani and Banarasi Bandhani silk saree know their way to make a royal statement and stand out in any occasion and any crowd just like the evergreen way it is!
Julaha sarees, the house of traditional sarees and many other styles, offers a wide range of collections of the desired Banarasi bandhani silk in India, that too in many intricate patterns and varied colours.
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