Bandhni is the traditional Indian method of tying and dyeing fabrics. ‘Bandhan’ in Hindi means to tie or bind. Traditionally, natural dyes were used and so, the range of colors used were limited. Today, chemical dyes are also used which results in more varieties of colors.
This is a NAC approved Arts Education program that is conducted in Singapore schools. Through this program, students will be able to understand and appreciate a craft that is of Indian origin. They will learn to make dot patterns (Bandhini) and stripe patterns (Laharia) on a cloth.
“The Instructors willingly modified this program to suit our requirements and the students were satisfied with their art works and they were doing their work seriously. The instructors were able to engage the students in their learning.”– Mrs Vijayan, Montfort Junior School
“The arts group were proactive in their presentation and engaged younger kids very well. .”– Ms Jerine, Teck Ghee Primary School