Leheriya & Bandhani (The colourful Rajasthani artwork)
Rajasthan is a place where craft meets fashion. The traditional fabrics of leheriya and bandhani which were used by local traders in the 19th and 20th centuries for their turbans have now evolved into a style trend.
Leheriya is a traditional style of tie dye practiced in Rajasthan that results in brightly coloured clothes with distinctive patterns. It is known for its rippled and flowing patterns. On the other hand, Bandhani derives its name from the hindi word – “Bandhan” , which means ties, relations and therefore tying up. The magical quality about bandhani is its vibrant colours and arresting combination.
The beauty of tie and dye is that it uplifts the mood of any outfit. It takes a lot to think beyond the ordinary, using leheriya and bandhani in the most unconventional way to accessorize your outfit can brighten your day. The entire look reflects class and elegance. Sit pretty with that attitude and make heads turn!
Leheriya and Bandhani are also getting popular as a part of high-end asian fashion because of its chic look and a touch of tradition. The most in vogue are leheriya dupattas which can be teemed up with salwar-kameez, gowns etc. Recently, designer Anita Dongre presented her collection inspired by Rajasthani artwork leheriya.