Dipping the square grid stencil in dye tray.
Marking on a piece of cloth by using the stencil.
Impression created on the cloth.
An impression on a stole.
Packing marked pieces of clothes.
Heap of packed lot for sending to different bandhej workers.
A woman tying cloth.
A woman sitting in the middle of a street and working.
Another woman tying cloth.
Tied clothes come back to the store from different workers.
Piece of cloth after the step of tying in bandhej work.
A suit length, with tied pattern of bandhej work around the neck.
Jodhpur, the second largest city of Rajasthan, known for its rich culture, is a famous tourist attraction for many palaces, temples and forts. In this bright and colourful city of Rajasthan, apart from the old, huge ancient forts, which hold a history of hundreds of years, there are narrow lanes of ‘Khanda-Falsa’, that hold the secret of Bandhej, an old and famous process of tying and dying the cloth.
It is amusing to see the entire process, which has a whole sequence of various steps, including tying and dying. Be it marking, making colours, bleaching, everything is done with immense concentration and entirely by hand.
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