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LEHARIA

LEHERIA(OR LEHERIYA) IS A TRADITIONAL STYLE OF TIE DYE PRACTICED IN RAJASTHAN, INDIA THAT RESULTS IN BRIGHTLY COLORED FABRICS WITH DISTINCTIVE PATTERNS. THE TECHNIQUE GETS ITS NAME FROM THE RAJASTHANI WORD FOR WAVE BECAUSE THE DYEING TECHNIQUE IS OFTEN USED TO PRODUCE COMPLEX WAVE PATTERNS.
LEHERIA DYEING IS TRADITIONALLY DONE ON THIN COTTON OR SILK CLOTH, BUT OFF-LATE DYEING HAPPENS ON MANT FABRICS FOR DESIGN PUPOSES. USUALLY IN LENGTHS APPROPRIATE FOR SARIS. ACCORDING TO WORLD TEXTILES: A VISUAL GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES, THE FABRIC IS "ROLLED DIAGONALLY FROM ONE CORNER TO THE OPPOSITE SELVEDGE, AND THEN TIED AT THE REQUIRED INTERVALS AND DYED".
WAVE PATTERNS RESULT FROM FANLIKE FOLDS MADE BEFORE DYEING.TRADITIONAL LEHERIA EMPLOYS NATURAL DYES AND MULTIPLE WASHES AND USES INDIGO OR ALIZARIN DURING THE FINAL STAGE OF PREPARATION.

MOTHARA

AN ADDITIONAL DYEING USING THE LEHERIA TECHNIQUE PRODUCES MOTHARA. IN THE MAKING OF MOTHARA, THE ORIGINAL RESISTS ARE REMOVED AND THE FABRIC IS RE-ROLLED AND TIED ALONG THE OPPOSITE DIAGONAL. THIS RESULTS IN A CHECKERED PATTERN WITH SMALL UNDYED AREAS OCCURRING AT REGULAR INTERVALS. THE UNDYED AREAS ARE ABOUT THE SIZE OF A LENTIL, HENCE THE NAME MOTHARA (MOTH MEANS LENTIL IN HINDI).


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