|Jamdani Sarees - Bangladeshi Elegance|
Jamdani sarees are much sought after by fashion conscious professional women in Bangladesh for their elegance.
Dakhai Jamdani sarees have a distinct feature for its most artistic and expensive ornamental fabric, unique designs which are completely handmade by members of the weavers (tanti) community.
Jamdani for its speciality demands a great attention in the International arena particularly in the high class of society.
In the 21st century Jamdani has taken a whole new shape with the refurbishment of a trendy and classy look.
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| Dakhai Jamdani sarees distinguished from its mutant cousins by its very fine texture resembling muslin and the elaborate and ornate workmanship. For buying Jamdani sari you can see our online catalogue on internet where you will find exclusive collection of jamdani sarees, jamdani saris in different designs and colors for festivals and traditional get together. |
Nestling in rural Bangladesh, amidst lush green paddy fields, punctuated by picturesque pukurs (ponds) are entire weaver villages engaged in creating the equivalent of poetry on fabric. Triumphing over the trauma of partition, weaver families which migrated to West Bengal in the 1950s have helped keep alive a priceless heritage of highly stylized weaving techniques honed over generations. The handloom industry in the eastern region has had its share of bumpy rides, but Bengal handlooms have survived the ups and downs to become a household name among connoisseurs of textiles.
|Different Varieties |
There are at least six varieties of Bengal handlooms, each deriving its name from the village in which it originated, and each with its own distinctive style. The undisputed queen of the range, however, is the fabled Jamdani, which in all its myriad local avtars continues to retain its original grandeur and sophistication. The original version is referred to as Daccai jamdani
In Bangladesh, weavers use fine Egyptian cotton, while the Indian weavers use only indigenous raw material. The single warp is usually ornamented with two extra weft followed by ground weft. The original Bangladeshi sari is almost invariably on a beige background, but new designs are more adventorous. The gossamer thin black Jamdani with its splash of multi colored linear or floral motifs sprinkled generously all over the body and border and crowned with an exquisitely designed elaborate pallu is a feast for the eyes.
The Dhakai Jamdani is woven painstakingly by hand on the old fashioned Jala loom, and many take even up to one year to weave a single sari. It feels supple to the touch and drapes gently to reveal the contours of the wearer.