Bandhej Salwar Kameez
An exquisite art form from the state of palaces and forts, Bandhej Salwar Kameez and dupatta is an offering from Rajasthan, Western India. The fabric is tied and dyed and are produced in vibrant colors. The riot of colors most commonly used in Bandhani Salwar suits are yellow, black, red, blue, magenta and green. A contrasting effect is produced by using the base colors in lighter shade or pastel shades such as browns, beiges, turquoise, blue and pink giving a stunning effect.
Making this tie and dye fabric requires lot of precision and perseverance as it is a very complex and tedious job. Many women have gained employment in this sector and churns out intricate bandhej designs in about a week’s time. Each section is carefully tied with small threads and dipped in color with great care. The Bandhej salwar suits are very beautiful and comfortable to wear. They require low maintenance and can be worn on formal as well as informal occasions. New designs have filtered the global market and they are available online. Cotton bandhej salwar kameez, if starched looks very good. The silk bandhej salwar kameez will require some maintenance as they cannot be hand washed. They need to be drycleaned frequently to keep its color and luster intact. Bandhej salwar suits costs depend on the work done on them. It can be chunari, sikari, small blocks or “dibbiyan” or large blocks. The more is the intricate work, more is the cost. Every woman fond of vibrant colors and this artful work will like a piece of this apparel for a special evening.