Sunday, February 24, 2008

Rabari & Bandhani Embroidery, NW India


We visited a Rabari textile collector in his home.


Next we had a workshop with the National Award '85 Winner who does Bandhani embroidery, Aminaben Ismail Khatri . We learnt how to tie minute circles of cloth in patterns. She now employs 500 women to tie lengths of silk & cotton in her designs. The image shows a sack of tied lengths of cloth ready for dyeing.


The tied cloth is dyed.


At this stage it may be re-tied to build up the design before being dyed again. This process can be repeated many times depending on how complex the design is.
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