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.