Bandhini Wraps – Ideas & Tips

Hand dyed and embellished in the traditional bandhini style from the Rajasthan and Gujarat areas of India. Each one is a true work of art made into wearable brilliance! But, what do you do with them?

I have been a fan of these gorgeous works of art in fabric form for over 30 years and have used them in a variety of different ways in this time. Here are a few of my favorite modes of wear.

Enjoy!
Jennifer


Bandhini Wraps As Street Wear


Add any of our bandhini wraps to your daily wardrobe for stylish and eclectic new look. Quickly dress up bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms and dance spaces.

Scarf

Burgundy & saffron embellished bandhini wrap from Tribe Nawaar, worn as a scarf
You'll love these pretty wraps as scarves. They add a pop of color and sparkle to any outfit. Pair them with a little black dress or your favorite jeans!

Sarong

Blue, brown & burgundy embellished bandhini wrap from Tribe Nawaar, worn as a sarong type skirt
Simply wrap around the hips or torso and tuck the end into itself along the top edge. Great over swimsuit bottoms for quick change into a more dressy beach look. For midriff or full suit coverage, use the 'Cover-up' instructions below.

Home Decor

Black & red embellished bandhini wrap from Tribe Nawaar, great for use in home decor
And when you aren’t wearing them you can decorate your home or studio with them; pin them to the walls, use them as table cloths, hang them in doorways or use them as accent spreads along beds or sofas.


Bandhini Wraps In Performances


They are amazing as a variety of tribal style belly accessories! With the traditional bandhini dyeing and embellishing method they look decidedly tribal while the paillettes and mirrors sparkle and shine under stage and natural light. 

Cover-up

How to make a quick bellydance costume cover up by your friendly dancers at Tribe Nawaar
With nearly 80″ in length, bandhini wraps offer a quick costuming and midriff covering option. They look glamorous enough to pair with your makeup & hair garden, but, understated and modest enough to provide you with the perfect costuming coverup.

Panel Skirt

DIY tribal bellydance panel skirts as modeled by Vespertina Dance Project
Bandhini wraps can quickly be made into performance-ready panel skirts. Learn how make a panel skirt out of a bandhini with our helpful guide.

Headwrap

How to wrap an old school ATS turban by Tribe Nawaar
Head wraps are worn throughout the world by both men and women alike. They can be simple in design and purpose to extremely elaborate and symbolic. Check out this article on how to wrap an old school turban with just a bandhini and black fabric base.

 


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Have a favorite way to wear these that isn’t shown here? Feel free to share your creative ideas here for all to enjoy.

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