Jamdani

Mastering the Jamdani trade with Zaaya

Zaaya became quite popular after people watched REKKA starring the gorgeous actress Azmeri Haque Badhan. Her saris became a cult favourite after the airing of the web-series, early this year.

April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

Jamdani: Its heritage and recognition in the world map

Jamdani is a fine muslin fabric originated in Bangladesh, not very new in the global map. The opulence of jamdani design not only makes it a technical marvel but also guarantees its omnipotence in the handloom industry, no machine could ever surpass its richness. The much appreciated and cherished art of Jamdani weaving of Bangladesh has been duly recognised by UNESCO as the intangible cultural heritage in 2013. It is at the same time a recognition for the weavers.

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

Mastering the Jamdani trade with Zaaya

Zaaya became quite popular after people watched REKKA starring the gorgeous actress Azmeri Haque Badhan. Her saris became a cult favourite after the airing of the web-series, early this year.

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

Badhon and the dazzling jamdanis in Rabindranath Ekhane Kokhono Khete Ashenni

I watched the web series for three main reasons — my undying affection for thrillers written by Bengali writers (this particular one also had a hint of supernatural thrown into it – talk about luck!). For the protagonists of the series, played by favourites (colossal fan of Azmeri Haque Badhon and Rahul Bose).

August 14, 2021
August 14, 2021

Why you should switch to Slow Fashion

In today’s consumerist culture inside a materialistic world, slow fashion can be the conduit towards a sustainable fashion industry.

August 18, 2017
August 18, 2017

After Jamdani and Hilsa…

In the last one year, two Bangladeshi products—Jamdani and Hilsa—received Geographical Indications (GI) from the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (DPDT). The DPDT is currently working on analysing 24 more goods.

September 20, 2016
September 20, 2016

The Belle From Bengal

Ah, where does one begin with the rich cultural heritage and tradition of the magical land of Bengal? From the high pedestals of art and culture to the everyday humdrum of daily life, it is deeply steeped in age-old customs and traditions.

June 15, 2016
June 15, 2016

The untold story of Jamdani

In the early hours of every Friday near the Demra Staff Quarter on the outskirts of Dhaka, a market comes alive with a frenzy of activities. This is a traditional haat, a place where a large number of saris and Jamdani fabrics are available at wholesale

May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015

A day with a weaver (video)

The traditional art of Jamdani weaving, which is included in UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is an intricate process that takes several years to master. Nevertheless, as an outsider, the process is a fascinating one to observe - from the indigenous loom to the fine tasks of the weavers.

May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015

Sights and sounds of a Jamdani haat (video)

Once you've visited a Jamdani haat, you will think twice before metaphorically referring to a crowded and noisy place as a 'macher bazaar'.