The term Bandhni or Bandhej (tie & dye) is derived from the sanskrit word ' Bandha ' which means to tie. Making this saree involves dyeing a fabric which then tied tightly with a thread at several points, thus producing a variety of patterns like Leheriya, Mothra, Ekdali etc. In Bandhni different colors convey different meaning. While Red represents a bride or recently married girl, a yellow background suggests a lady has become a mother recently.Bandhni work in India has a rich history and the work was mainly started by Muslim Khatri community of Kutch. The creativity ingenuity of the artisans today is expressed in an array of products with assorted new motifs and patterns. Sarees with Leheriya patterns are usually worn for day time ceremonies whereas Ghatchola Lehengas & sarees are worn for occasion at night. Bandhni is truly an art and its a common sight to see not only women wearing outfits of Bandhej but also the men can be found wearing turbans with Bandhej motifs The strength of Bandhni is lost if ironed with a high heat setting, therefore it is advisable to get your Bandhej apparel dry cleaned and if needed be, ironed with a low heat setting.