Saturday, 17 August 2013

Start a Rakhi Making Business

Start a Rakhi Making Business


We are all in the grip of festival fever with a slew of  major holidays and their regional variations crowding the calendar. 

For a business, this is also a good time to add some punch to their promotions and generate additional revenues in the process.

It is natural that a country such as India with her cultural, ethnic and religious diversity will have lots of Festivals.

Rakhi: The Thread of Love

Rakhi in India is one of the most important festival and is celebrated with faith and enthusiasm. Rakhi festival in India is essentially celebrated by brothers and sisters and intends to strengthen the eternal bond of love shared by themThe celebration of Rakhi, in India, is well known for its carnival spirit and strengthening the bond of love between brothers and sisters. In fact, India is globally known for its colorful festivals and ever-green tradition. Celebrated with different rituals, family get-together and sweets, Raksha Bandhan is about sentiments, love and enjoyment. Like any other festival, rakhi has its unique significance.

How to Make a Rakhi?

Rakhi is generally a decorated silk thread. It may be a simple thread or it may be decorated with beads or designer motifs, religious symbols or even studded with jewels. Here are a few tip on how you can create your own rakhi. 

Material required
1. Silk threads-multi-coloured
2. Cotton thread
3. Beads, sequins
4. Scissors
5. Glue

Take a bunch of silk threads, multicolored if you want a colorful rakhi. Red and yellow are considered auspicious colors. You can also use a strand or two of golden thread. The threads should be around 30" long. Fold the length of the thread bunch to half. Tie a tight knot at one fourth of the length using the cotton thread. Cut the loops of the folded thread and fluff the open ends with a hard brush.
Divide the longer part of the thread into two halves and plat them in desired way. Tie the ends with the cotton thread and fluff the open ends. These two strands will be used for the tying. 

Decorate the upper part with sequins, beads or religious motifs. If you are using multicolored threads arranged in some specific way, cut them short to a suitable length not more than ½".

 Material required 1. Strands of silk threads-2/3
2. A pair of scissors
3. Cotton thread to tie knots
4. Beads, sitaras, golden threads and sponge to decorate
5. Glue
A toothbrush with hard bristles.
Take 20-24 inches long silk thread strands in a bunch. If you want to make multi coloured rakhis take silk threads of different colours. 

Tie a tight knot with a cotton thread on the one-fourth part of the silken thread bunch. The one-fourth part will be made into a rakhi while the three-fourth will be the string to tie around the wrist. 

CZ Rakhi

Now make sure the heads of the silk threads of the one-fourth part of the bunch do not remain in loops, in case they are, cut them with a pair of scissors.

Once they are independent of loops, with a toothbrush rub hard on these threads and brush them with strong strokes by holding tight on the knot. With repeated strokes the silk threads turns fluffy and soft.

To make the string, divide the three-fourth part of the silk thread in two equal parts and plait them separately. At the end tie a knot and brush the end again.

Once this is done decorate it with beads or sitaras. Stick them with glue. You can purchase sponge of a suitable colour, cut it into a star shape, decorate it with beads or sitaras. Golden threads can be entwined used for decoration. And then stick it with glue.

Following are the Different Variety of Rakhi

  • Rakhi with cartoon characters, popular among kids
  • Sandalwood Rakhi
  • Musical Rakhi
  • Floral Rakhi
  • Zari Rakhi
  • Reshami Rakhi
  • Stones Rakhi
  • Precious Stone Rakhi
  • Gold/Silver/Diamond Rakhi
  • Rakhi with Metal Chain
  • BraceletRakhi etc.