Soaked white clothes.
Dipping white clothes in green coloured water solution.
Draining out water from the dyed clothes.
Putting dyed pieces of clothes in a row for wrapping.
Placing a plastic sheet over the clothes.
Bicycle tyre- tubes are used to seal the wrapping.
Wrapping the tube tightly.
Wrapped tube then tied using strips of tyre- tube.
Removing the tyre-tube.
Removing the plastic sheet.
Unwrapped, dual coloured piece of cloth.
Leaving for drying under a shed.
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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