ART OF BANDHNI
Bandhni is age old traditional craft of kutch and khatri community can be said to be preceptors of this craft. Khatris are involved in this art for the last 500 yrs. The ancestors of khatri community has played a efficient role in developing and propagating this cottage industry. Our forefathers with their creative mind and innovative ideas has brought this craft where it it today.
In this craft the cloth is first tied with small thread at different placing giving it a particular design. Then this cloth is dipped in coloured water. The colour used are natural colour made from flowers leaves and parts of plant and trees. When this coloured cloth is dried then the threads are loosened and opened which ultimately results in final designed cloth raw material which can be used for different purposes.