Saree is an essential part of every woman's wardrobe. The most desired textile that represents the rich history and heritage is the Jamdani Saree. Considered to be one of the finest varieties of muslin that is handwoven and the designs influenced by mughal motifs. The name Jamdani is of persian origin and comes from the word "jam" meaning flower and "Dani" meaning vase.
The process is quite time-consuming as it involves a lengthy process of hand-looming. A Jamdani however, takes around 3 months to a year to weave a mere six yards of fabric. The unique feature of Jamdani is the vibrant patterns drawn on the shimmery surface.The popular motifs of Jamdani Saree are floral, paisleys, diamond, lotus, lamp, fish, jhalar, polka spots, rectangular motifs.
What makes this craft valuable?
Due to the delicate nature of the thread & the highly intricate designs, weaving this seamless craft is incredibly elaborate & laborious. It can only be done in a particular season - monsoon is the ideal season to weave Jamdani, that’s when you got the stretch.
The secret behind this craftsmanship is fine count weaving, detailed motifs woven on a delicate muslin, its sheer lightweight, earth-friendly technique (hardly need electricity) and an exclusive skill that nobody else can copy.
How to identify real Jamdani?
Jamdani saree is a treasure which can be worn by at least three generations, while buying a Jamdani saree you should be able to know its authenticity. To identify your jamdani saree, always check the wrong side of the fabric. Weft thread should be in continuation without cutting the yarn. In machine made Jamdani saree, weft thread is not in continuation.
Every saree is a story which you share with the next generation, Jamdani saree is a memento which you pass on to the younger generation. We at Aprudha passionately work towards reviving this ancient craftsmanship.