Jamdani saris, originally known as Dhakai is named after the city of Dhaka, one of the historic textile weaving centres in Bengal region.
Jamdani is a fine muslin cloth on which decorative motifs are woven on the loom, typically in grey and white. A combination of cotton and gold threads were also used.
In more recent years, the production of Jamdani has witnessed a revival in Bangladesh and received geographical indication (GI) status for Jamdani Sari.
In 2013, Jamdani was declared as a traditional art of weaving by UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Jamdani is a woven fabric in cotton. Patterns are mostly of geometric and floral designs, said to have originated thousands of years ago. The workmanship is an exquisite painstaking process, only aristocrats and royal families were able to afford such luxuries.
Using a supplementary-weft technique of weaving, the intricate motifs are produced by a third shuttle and weft, in addition to the standard weft that holds the warp threads together to form the base fabric.
The finished sari is a sheer fabric base with the supplementary weft offset as an intricate pattern on it. The result is a complex mix of different patterns that appear to float on a shimmering surface.
Our collection of Jamdani saris are a true reflection of traditional craftsmanship in colours that have pleased the market since their arrival. A truly collectable traditional textile is a symbol of the diversity in the acknowledgement and variety of products found at WeaveinIndia.