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Bandhej or Bandhani is the are of royals. ‘Bandhani’ is said to be symbolic of girlhood, love and marital happiness. The most intricate and refined ‘bandhani’ is made in Jamnagar and Kutch. A bandhani garment was considered auspicious for the bride. One also finds the maids in the Ajanta wall paintings wearing blouses of tie and dye patterns. Tie and Dye is one of the most widely accepted and one of the very traditionalmethods of printing textiles in Gujrat. According to the design and the motif, each pattern has its special significance. Chokidal is pattern of intricately weaving a bandhani with a pebble. It primarily a pattern of square, elephants and other animals. And Kambaliya is a design with a dotted pattern in the center and a different design along the border. In the past there was aslo a design called bavan (52) bag.
Gujarat is known for its world famous double ikat patola from patan. It is a colourful and ostentatious weave with its figured body, along with the subtle merging of one shade into another. It is generally worn on auspicious and important occasions. The magic of patola textile is created by the art of lying and dyeing both the warp and west silk threads and then weaving them with great skill and precision into priceless fabric forms with clear and crisp patterns. The raw material used for weaving is cultivated silk single ikat patola is also woven in some villages of surendranagar and Rajkot district in which only weft in separately: ie-dyed before weaving to create patterns. The patterns through similar are simpler than the intricate one and are more economical than those of patan.
Varlipainting is a form of painting done by artisans at the boarder of Gujarat. Varli painting is the craft of tribal people. It is popular across India. The philosophy of a way of life, especially those of tribal societies, is best depicted through colorful images. Folk imagination, beliefs and customs are spontaneously expressed in these monochromantic tribal paintings. The whims and moods of tribal life make for interesting themes, which is why Varli Paintings are much more than designs on walls they are authentic depictions of a way of life. From the cracked and unknown walls of the village of Varli, Varli, an Indian folk art painting has traveled across borders and are now cherished possessions of many a collector and art lovers.
Tangaliya a dotted woven textile of Surendranagar district, Saurashtra is found only in Gujarat, is usually worn as a wraparound skirt by the women of the Bharwad shephered community. Tangalia designs are used for preparing Shawl, Dupatta, Dress material and products of Home décor & accessories such as bedsheets, pillow covers etc. The patterns formed during weaving process to creat design in dots for floral and geometrical motifs by using cotton or woolen yarn.
Clay craft is ingrained deeply into Gujarat’s ancient tradition and since then has continued to enchant the world. Gujarat is known for its Terracotta, mud mirror work which has both scared as well as aesthetic appeal. The wet clay molded in different shapes and sizes is an, artistic expression of the vision and correlation of the society. Clay craft is also known in Gujrat as Contemprary Mud work in which, attractive wall pieces with small mirrors are made in Kutch and Kheda districts of Gujarat. Traditional clay utensils like pots, Tawadi, Plates, Bowls etc.,with hand paintings are made in Kutch district. Votive Terracotta is famous of the tribals from Chhota Udaipur.
AddressKutch , Kheda
Pithora Paintings mean much more than colorful images hanging on the walls, for the tribes of Rathwas, Bhilals, and Naykas of Gujarat. They signify the advent of an auspicious occasion like, weddings, child birth, festivals, in the family or community, The Pithora paintings with their colours and animated figures, mirror the sentiments of their creators. The essence of a Pithora painting lies in its earthiness; everything from the theme to the execution has the ethnicity of rural India. Even materials used are Quite exotic: the colors are prepared by mixing pigments with milk and liquor prepared from the auspicious Mahuda tree. This craft is practiced Chhota Udaipur taluka of Vadodara District in Gujarat.
AddressChhota Udaipur, Vadodara