Jersey Story – Rajasthan Royals

Jersey Story

 

The Official 2022 Rajasthan Royals match kit is our way of paying tribute to the rich heritage of Rajasthan, particularly its enchanting textile industry and an ancient art form deeply rooted in the state's cultural ethos.

The Inspiration

At the Royals, we're always looking for ways to connect with our roots. This time, we went back to the myriad, colourful streets of Rajasthan. A one-of-a-kind art form called 'Leheriya', which translates to 'wave' in English, which has been part of traditional Royal attire since the 17th century.

The Design

A typical Leheriya design involves the formation of diagonal or v-shaped stripes using the tie-and-dye colouring technique. These stripes are symbolic of the winds blowing across the deserts of Rajasthan. The beautiful looking patterns are usually designed on a bright coloured cloth through resist dyeing, a technique that's exclusive to the state. A visually stunning art form that is now going global, Leheriya adds a vibrant dash of royalty to our jersey.

 

The jersey is stitched using high-quality mesh fabric, aiming to help players recover faster and improve overall performance. 

The Purpose

By donning the bright hues of pink and blue featuring the Leheriya pattern, our aim is to take Rajasthan's traditional art form to all corners of the world. It is our way of thanking the many skilled artisans of the state, whose tireless efforts help keep the royal tradition alive, and to the vibrant, ever-evolving textile industry of Rajasthan.