Word used in North India generally for the resist technique of tie-and-dye.

Bandhini A process of patterning cloth by resist tie-dyeing. Bandhana and Bandha are Sanskrit words meaning ‘to tie’. The design is reserved on the undyed cloth by tying small spots very tightly with thread to protect them from the dye, and the process repeated if a second or third colour is introduced. Especially popular in Rajasthan and Gujarat. The material usually used is a thin, loosely woven silk known as georgette or a cotton muslin known as malmal.