Teal Bandhani Silk Georgette Sari
A bandhani, or tie-dyed, sari from Jaipur, the craft capital of India. Many tie-dyeing techniques are still used there for both traditional and modern garments. Each pinch of fabric is hand-knotted before dyeing to create the resist design, just like in Japanese kanoko shibori.
When I bought this piece the knots were still tied. The men who work in bandhani shops make a great show of pulling out the knots (it sounds like popcorn popping) to display the design and color of each sari for their customers.
Sheer silk georgette in deep teal blue with a matte finish and striped endpiece. Diagonal lines through the body of the sari change direction every yard or so due to the way the fabric was folded for dyeing. This has been worn but is in good condition. Hand wash in cool water and line dry in shade.
44 inches wide x 184 inches long (5+ yards), including 36 inch pallu/endpiece