Tuesday, September 25, 2012

All Tied Up

Silk scarf getting ready for the Indigo dye pot at school.  Bandhani is is dye resist technique made with the intricate knots of thread on fabric.  It is practiced in Rajasthan India.  Bandhani comes from the Sandskirt word Banda or to tie. It is the root of bandana which were textiles exported from India and popular here in the States.  Bandanas were originally tied and dyed for export but now are mostly dyed and printed with the patterns that only hint at their origins.

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