Muddy murky magic
They are neither the brightest nor are they the prettiest. They don’t get to be part of romantic proposals nor do they get to be a part of ‘get well soon’ wishes. They grow wild and free with only nature taking care of them. Despite the indifference that they face each day, they exist in joy. The dusty lanes are home to these untamed beauties that unassumingly bring a smile to the weary travellers and to those who pass by just by being there in all their glory!
This beige and black Jamdani drape is a magical saree that will make you shine and yet comfort you like a friend!
The Jamdani is a testimony to the beautiful union of Mughal and ancient Indian cultures. Though the exquisite weave has been quite popular even before the Mughals, it is under them that Jamdani flourished and rose to become a weave that the world took notice of. The name Jamdani comes from the Persian language, the official language of the Mughals. Jam means flower and Dani means vase, symbolising the floral motifs that were popularly used in the weave. What it was called before this and its exact origins remain a mystery to date. However, the weave is said to have originated in Dhaka in present day Bangladesh. This art has earned recognition from the UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The Jamdani is one of the finest cotton muslin fabrics that you can find. It is woven by hand using a supplementary weft technique where the motifs are woven on the loom itself. Unbleached cotton yarn is used for the base while bleached yarn is used for the design to create an effect of depth. The designs are drawn on graph papers and placed below the saree to weave the exact pattern. Threads of gold, silver and other colours are passed through the weft while weaving, making the motifs appear like they are floating on the extremely delicate and thin sheer-like base of the saree. Jamdani sarees are painstakingly woven by master weavers and their mastery is reflected in the surreal gorgeousness of each saree.
Blouse Piece : No
Wash Care : Dry Wash