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The word Bandhani/ Bandhni comes from the Hindi/ Sanskrit words ‘Bandhna’ and ‘Bandha’, meaning ‘tying’ or ‘to tie’. Bandhej is a variation of this word. Bandhani refers to the traditional Indian ‘tie and dye‘ art (resist-dyeing technique that uses impermeable threads for tying), used to produce beautiful, fine circular patterns on fabrics. Bandhani Handloom comes from the states of Gujarat & Rajasthan. Earliest references to this technique of picking the cloth with finger-nails and tying, before dyeing, are found in Indus Valley Civilisation records, dating back to 4000 B.C.