Resist dyeing is a technique of colouring yarn or fabric in order to create a pattern by blocking or resisting certain areas, so that only the unblocked areas receive colour. Resist materials like thread, wax, rice or mud paste can be used keeping in view the patterns.
Traditional resist dyed textiles of India can be broadly classified into two categories:
- Bandhani or Bandhej – Cloth resist dyed textiles
- Ikat – Yarn resist dyed textiles