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<img width="640" height="639" src="" class="attachment-large size-large wp-post-image" alt="Bandana, India, 20th century" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;" srcset=" 150w, 300w, 700w, 640w, 170w, 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" data-attachment-id="20941" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="1024,1023" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;Demian Cacciolo&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1359975443&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;Copyright Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;Print, 1664&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Bandana, India, 20th century" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" />This bandana was made using a resist-dye technique called bandhani. A method of tie-dying, bandhani involves tying pieces of cloth with fine thread in order to block specific areas from the dye. The term bandhani derives from the verb bandhna in Hindi-Urdu (Urdu: باندهنا, Hindi: बानदहना), meaning “to tie” or “tying”. This piece was originally white and dyed yellow, while the...
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