These are the popular dotted saris; the process for making these dotted saris includes washing and degumming the saris followed by dipping them in a mordant for quick dye absorption. They are then folded into four folds first lengthwise and then widthwise. The patterns on the body are then indicated all over the surface with the use of blocks dipped in geru, a red mud color. The cloth is then pinched with the left hand; one knot follows another, using the same thread. After the section in which the background color is to be retained has been knotted, the dyeing is done. This process is repeated till the number of colors to be dyed has been applied.
Dyeing is always done from light to dark colors. The cost of the Bandhej is made according to the number of dots on the sari. An intricate design sari might have up to 7500 dots. The dots may often be in figurative forms of elephant, peacock, or geometric forms of flowers, squares etc.
Bandhani sarees are found mainly in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. It is believed that wearing a bandhani saree brings good future to the bride. Red and black are the colours used in bandhani sarees bandhani. The patterns inscribed in this saree are usually dots, squares, waves and strips. The word Bandhani is derived from the Hindi word “Bandhan” which means tying. Making Bandhani saree is a skilled process involves dyeing a fabric which is tightly tied at several points. The saree is dyed and after that the threads are loosened to create patterns. It is sold folded and with knots tied. @Savita Sarees
Banarasi sarees are one of those supreme sarees in India. It is originally from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It is best known for its gold and silver zari. These sarees are heavily engraved and therefore are perfect for Indian bride's trousseau.
The patterns on this saree are usually leaves, gold weavings, figure with small details, metallic visual effects. This saree is the most preferred saree by brides in north India. Banarasi saree is known for their gold and silver brocade or zari embroidery. This saree is made of silk warp and silk weft on plain/satin ground base, brocaded with extra weft. Banarasi sarees come in many patterns namely pure silk (Katan), Shattir, Organza (Kora) designed beautifully with zari and silk, Georgette, Jangla and Tissue saree.