SHIPPING INFO: Dispatched in a minimum of 5 business days to a maximum of 20 business days. Exchange accepted within 10 days of delivery. Cancellation requests will be accepted strictly within 24 hours of placing the order only.
MEASUREMENTS: Length- 5.50 mtr Width- 42 inc, Blouse- 90cms
CARE: Dry Clean Only
Jamdani is a
woven fabric in cotton. This is a supplementary weft technique of weaving,
where the artistic motifs are produced by a non-structural weft, in addition to
the standard weft that holds the warp threads together. The standard weft
creates a fine, sheer fabric while the supplementary weft with thicker threads
adds the intricate patterns to it. Jamdani is a fine muslin cloth on which
decorative motifs are woven on the loom, typically in grey and white. Often a
mixture of cotton and gold thread was used.
Origin and history
Jamdani is a hand loom woven fabric made of cotton, which was
historically referred to as muslin. The Jamdani weaving tradition is of Bengali
origin. It is one of the most time and labour-intensive forms of hand loom
weaving, and is considered one of the finest varieties of muslin, and the
most artistic textile of Bangladeshi weavers. Traditionally woven
around Dhaka and created on the loom brocade, jamdani is rich in
Varieties of jamdani work
Though mostly used for saris, Jamdani is also used
for scarves and handkerchiefs. Jamdani is believed to be a
fusion of the ancient cloth-making techniques of Bengal (possibly 2,000 years
old) with the muslins produced by Bengali Muslims since the
14th century. Jamdani is the most expensive product of Dhaka looms since it
requires the most lengthy and dedicated work.
Jamdani patterns are mostly of geometric, plant, and floral
designs and are said to have originated thousands of years ago. Due to the
exquisite painstaking methodology required, only aristocrats and royal families
were able to afford such luxuries.