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Jamnagar Bandhani Work

Jamnagar, located on the Gulf of Kutch is well known for its patronage, valor, arts and crafts. The color and design elements of the region are illustrated through the Bandhani (tie and dye) creations. The beautiful history of Puranic lore gave way to the development of dye work, embroidery, bead work, wood and metal work.
Bandhani work in jamnagarBandhani is a unique way of coloring the cloth by tying into tiny knots that had been folded several times already. This cloth is dyed in colors several times till the desired shade of color is achieved. Bandhani work is done on fabrics like super fine cotton, muslin, and silk and mulmul cloth as well.

The bandhani work was first started by the khatri community in Gujarat some 5,000 years ago. The work is mainly done with dark colors. The main colors being used in this work include black, yellow, blue, red and green. The colors can be both natural and artificial. The end result of bandhani work turns out into symbols like dots, stripes, waves or squares. These final results are called as patori, khombhi, ghar chola and chandrokhani depending on the designs. Different colors of dye represent different occasion. A red bandhani work represents new bride. Similarly, a yellow work represents a new mother.

The art and technique of bandhani work is hereditary. The cost of a bandhani work material depends on how many times the fabric has been dyed. The bandhani of Jamnagar is famous all over the world for its beautiful patterns and intricate designs. Bandhani work is done on:
  • Sarees
  • Kurti
  • Pouches
  • Batwa
  • Cushion covers
  • Pillow Covers
  • Bolster
  • Mobile Cover
  • Salwars
  • Purses
  • Dress materials
  • Shalws
  • Tops
  • Skirts
  • Wall pieces
There are many shops in Jamnagar that sell Bandhani creations. One can find beautiful and extensive collection of materials at the following shops.

Mahavir Bandhani

Address: J-15, Super Market, Town Hall Road ,
Jamnagar - 361001,
Phone: 09811402238

Shruti Enterprise

Address: Ratanbai Masjid, Near Giriraj Travels Jain Derasar Road,
Jamnagar HO,
Jamnagar - 361001,
Phone: 09643337992

Shakti Shipping International

Address: Khatri House, 125- B, Panchvati Society,
Near Meena Apartments ,
Jamnagar - 361002,
Phone: 08447572375

Chhaganlal Topan Bandhini Wale

Address: Shop No. 10, Gandhi Chowk, Darbargadh,
Post Box No.40 ,
Jamnagar - 361001,
Phone: 08042906417

Khatri Mohanbhai Bandhaniwala

Address: Opposite GPO Post Office Rajendra Road,
Behind Chandi Bazaar & Darbar Gadh,
Jamnagar - 361008,
Phone: 09904358565

Ganpati Fashion

Address: Rajendra Road, Opposite G. P. O.,
Jamnagar - 361001,
Phone: 09426209042

D. P. Kaku & Company

Address: Under Central Bank, Maha Laxmi Road,
Opposite Shrinathji,Temple ,
Jamnagar - 361001,
Phone: 08048427989

Parekh Velji Somchand

Address: No. 26, Gandhi Chowk ,
Jamnagar - 361001,
Phone: 09824292716

MK Bandhani Traders

Address: Rajendra Road, Darbargadh,
Opposite Post Office,
Jamnagar - 361001,
Phone: 09428074600

Kala Sanskruti
Address: Shop:- 9, Jai Labh Complex,
Chandi Bazar ,
Jamnagar - 361001,
Phone: 08049473935

Deepkala Textile

Address: Swaminarayan Street,
Opposite Badi Gate Sabstation,
Near Super Market,
Jamnagar - 361001,
Phone: 09427977998

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