Jamdani is one of oldest most priceless handmade fabric to be of great demand across the world; from Bengal to China to Turkey to Italy, from thousands of years ago.
Jamdani designs and colorful patterns were revered and traded in ancient thriving civilizations. These civilizations were pioneers in art and culture eons ago. Such historical recordings are found in the books of Periplus of the Eritrean Sea' and other Chinese, Italian, and Arabian travelers’ accounts and travel books. There are even recordings of Alexander the Great musing over the geometric patterns from printed cottons of the Bengal sub-continent.
We also know from the historical accounts and inserts from the East India Company of costly Jamdani Muslin exports to Europe. The Western. Records show that in 1787, Jamdani worth 5 million Re was exported to England.
The Mughals were great admirers and patrons of such elegant handmade fabrics. During the Mughal Era, Jamdani weaving reached its golden age as weavers were given the highest regards. Wearing Jamdani fabric was a privilege that only nobility and royalty could afford due to the lengthy and difficult weaving procedures.
Some exclusive Jamdani fabric for weddings and formal wear can take as much as 13 months to create by two full time weavers. Jamdani is very versatile whereby it can be either woven with full cotton, or with a mix of cotton and silk, or with full silk, or with silk and combinations of real gold/silver/precious metal yarn. These rare pieces are truly a masterpiece of exotic breathtaking beauty. Only when you see and feel it in person will you become a true lover and believer of Jamdani miracle.
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