Leheriya is a well-known traditional style of tie-dyeing that is practiced in Rajasthan. This particular technique is inspired by the word wave because the dyeing technique is often used to produce complex wave motifs.
The Leheriya fabric is swirled around a wooden pole, usually, no matter if it is wet or in a semi-dry state. The thread that wraps up the fabric performs as a resist and helps in yielding a pattern of diagonal stripes after dyeing.
During the 19th and 20th Centuries, Leheriya turbans were a crucial professional part of male business attire in Rajasthan. The famous leheriya is a zigzag pattern of irregular color stripes that is actually a visual invocation of the flow of water at the same time painstakingly showing the depths of indigo after multiple mud-resistant and dyeing processes.