Bandhni (Indian Tie & Dye)


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


About subhashini

Subhashini Balasubramanian : A Masters graduate from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and University of Huddersfield, she is a practicing artist in Singapore. She has been teaching and conducting art workshops for the past 10 years.
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