The Story of

Jamdani

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Jamdani – literally meaning “flower-pot” bears its origin in Central Asian culture and was brought to India by the Mughals during their rule. Considered the most artistic and finest of Bengali craftmanship, this is an ancient artisan craft emerging from the patronage of imperial warrants from Mughal emperors.

Each thread of every motif is hand woven into the finest muslin on the loom. The weaving process is done wherein small shuttles of threads are passed through the weft. Two weavers sit alongside each other at the loom and add every discontinuous supplementary weft motif separately, by hand, interlacing the supplementary weft threads into the warp with fine bamboo sticks in a zigzag manner using individual spools of thread.

Our Threads&Hands edition was designed in collaboration with Sonica Sarna. Shaded with a modern chambray effect, this luxurious limited edition draws from timeless geometric motifs woven into constellations of modern day grace. These are crafted in chambray swathes and bold stripes woven in fine muslin from a community in Habibpur, where each scarf passes through twenty to thirty pairs of hands from yarn to finished piece.

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  • Artisan Communities:
  • People Involved:
  • Meters of Fabric Ordered:
  • 3 communities
  • 70 individuals
  • 570 meters
 

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