The captivating traditional art of Tie & Dye

Tie and dye refers to a process of dyeing of fabrics, in a way that certain portions covered by resists or bindings do not acquire the dye colour during the colouring process. In other words, the dye is prevented from penetrating portions that are not meant to be coloured, thereby acquiring the design or pattern through the non-coloured portions. An age old tradition, it has survived till this day as one of the oldest, finest and most widely used techniques the world over. India is one of the leading countries in the use of the tie and dye method for fabrics.

Essential difference between ikkat weaving and weaving tie & dye

Tie & Dye differs from the ikkat way of dyeing and weaving. In ikkat the yarn threads are first coloured according to a pre-determined pattern and then the fabric is woven so that the pattern gets woven as part of the fabric. In tie & dye the woven fabric is tied at several points by threads or other resists so that after the dyeing is done, the resist portions remain colourless. The way the resists are tied and then removed, forms the desired pattern.

The patterns and types of tie & dye

Lehriya, Mothda, Ekdali and Mashru are some of the names for the manner of tying and subsequent emerging of patterns that are evolved. The tie and dye technique can be classified as single ikat - where either the warp or the weft is tied and dyed, double ikat - where both the warp and weft are individually tied and dyed.

Single ikat is mostly used with double-ikat only at two or three places in India. The states of Gujarat and Rajasthan are most noted for the wide application of this traditional art. Dyes used for the process are vat dyes, direct dyes, napthol dyes and procion dyes, each having their merits and drawbacks for a range of fabrics. Bandhani tie and dyemethod is the most widely known whose traditional practitioners are located in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Dots, stripes, animals, birds in square format are some of the more popular designs that emerge through this process. Colours preferred are bright ones like red, yellow, pink, green. Organic and vegetable dyes are slowly being taken over by chemical dyes, cheaper and easily available. Patterns chosen for the adornment of fabrics are flowers, trees, animals, geometric designs, etc. Keeping the market in mind, these traditional methods have also incorporated modern tastes in designs, patterns and colour combinations.

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