Bandhani is a type of tie-dye textile decorated by plucking the cloth with the fingernails into many tiny bindings that form a figurative design. The term bandhani is derived from the Sanskrit word banda (“to tie”). Today most Bandhini making centers are situated inGujarat, Rajasthan, Sindh, Punjab region and in Tamil Nadu where it’s known as Sungudi. The earliest example of the most pervasive type of Bandhani dots can be seen in the 6th century paintings depicting. Bandhani is also known as Bandhej, Bandhni, Piliya, and Chungidi in Tamil and regional dialects. Other tying techniques include Mothra, Ekdali and Shikari depending on the manner in which the cloth is tied. The final products are known withvarious names including Khombi, Ghar Chola, Patori and Chandrokhani
Overview-The art of Bandhani is a highly skilled process. Thetechnique involves dyeing a fabric which is tied tightly with a thread at several points, thus producing a variety of patterns like Chandrakala, BavanBaug, Shikari etcetera; depending on the manner in which the cloth is tied. The main colours used in Bandhani are yellow, red, blue, green and black.