Regal radiance of western India can be summed up in two words- Bandhani and Leheriya, and our collection Ujavani is dedicated to both.
Flair of Bandhani comes from its ancient origin and persistent practices, born in the culturally rich land of Saurashtra (now Rajasthan and Gujarat), Bandhani is an appraisable craft and an oldest form of tie and dye. Once adored by royal eminences of archaic India, practice of this art is represented in Ajanta caves too. The fabric is tied tightly and then dipped in a dye bath, generally vibrant colour combinations are used over desired fabric of silk or cotton. This craft is mainly known for its mesmerizing pack of patterns and exciting colour range, and is celebrated around the globe.
Leheriya, originated from Rajasthan, derives its name from a Rajasthani word 'leher’ which means wave and hence acknowledges its complex wavy pattern. Similar to its sister craft of Bandhani, Leheriya patterns are produced by tie and dye of fabric, usually silk or cotton. Indigo or bluer shades in Leheriya are the most coveted ones as a deep indigo hue needs an intensive mud resistant dye which makes it attractive. Mothara ('moth' means lentil) or lentil size patterns makes Leheriya distinctive among other Indian handicrafts.
Ujavani closets a wide range of Bandhani sarees and dupattas in various colours, patterns and fabric types and its fusion with Kanchipattu and Banarasi styles as well. This collection also portions a clothing line with silhouettes such as lehengas, long dresses, blouses, jackets, shararas and more. At Kaalii, also custom make many lehengas, by mixing and matching both these crafts, since they instantly elevate most ensembles.