This outstanding Weave from the Indian sub-continent is an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as declared by UNESCO. Reference to this weave is found as early as circa 3rd Century BC in Kautilya's Arthashastra.
The fineness of this hand loom woven cotton fabric is the stuff of folklore as yards and yards of this fabric at one time could be passed through a small ring. Also known as Muslin, it is extremely labour –intensive. Exquisite artistry characterize its- mostly- geometric, plant, and floral designs.
Traditionally produced only in and around Dhaka, (now the capital of Bangladesh) it is presently also woven in West Bengal.
At Rapurna’s you will be able to access both Bangladeshi and West Bengal Jamdani.
Blouse piece : No.
Length : 5.5 m