The process of bandhani creation
- SIDRcraft has revived the production of traditional bandhani that, depending on the intricacy of a design, can take months to complete.
- Bandhani is created in numerous stages, employing the efforts of different artisans. Design is overseen by Abduljabbar, employing traditional motifs. Stencils are created to transfer the pattern to fabric: pure silk, cotton and cotton-silk blends).
- Over 200 independent women artisans in villages in Kutch form the heart of production, tying thousands of tiny knots on the stenciled fabric to create a single scarf or shawl.
- Dyeing, often in successive stages for a single piece, takes place in the SIDRcraft studio in Bhuj.