Which Indian state is famous for jamdani sarees?
The Jamdani Sarees belong to the state of West Bengal and it has a rich history and heritage. These sarees have the brocade loom and are supplementary of weft technique of weaving. You will find beautiful artwork on these sarees that will reflect the culture of West Bengal.
Why jamdani saree is also called as dhakai saree?
Jamdani saree is called as Dhakai Saree because this art of weaving comes from Dhaka, Bangladesh. During the Mughal Rule, i.e. between 16th and 18th centuries, the weavers from Dhaka receive the appreciation for their work. At that time, they use to call this saree as Dhakai. Later on, the weavers from Dhaka shifted to West Bengal and Dhakai saree became quite famous here. These sarees have the muslin-like look and with proper skills, this art form gained a lot of appreciation in India.
How to identify a genuine jamdani saree?
Here are some ways to identify a Jamdani saree:
- Jamdani saree is designed using high-quality cotton muslin fabric, which is soft, thin, see-through and airy.
- You can even identify this saree by checking its ornamental motifs, which is eye-catchy and woven on the fabric.
- Floral motifs are always found on these sarees. Also, the original Jamdani saree can have diamond shapes and other shapes like fish, lotus and lamp.
How to care of jamdani saree?
The best way to take care of Jamdani saree is by getting it dry cleaned. You should not wash it in washing machine or hands as detergent may ruin its overall look. It is also suggested to store this saree in a cool dry place using a clean white cloth or plastic bag.
How to drape a jamdani saree?
Jamdani sarees drapes beautifully and give you a smooth feeling. You can wear it in the normal way, by keeping the pallu loose on one shoulder or wear it in the Bengali style. Bengali drape is quite easy, it’s just you have to take its pallu in a different way- Drape your saree in the normal way, but leave the extra fabric for the pallu. Make pleats on it and attach it on the left shoulder. Keep its one tip and throw it over your right shoulder from the front.