Fabric: Taana (Warp)- Cotton, Baana (Weft)- Handspun Cotton
Saree Length: approx. 5.5 meters
Saree Width: 45 Inches
Colors: Indigo Blue
Pattern: Diamond Buti
Border: Plain and Stripes
Pallu: Elaborate Chok Kankra Jamdani Motifs
Weaving Cluster: West Bengal
Occasion: Day Dressy, Business Casual, Everyday
Care: Green dry cleaning or handwash with cold water and mild detergents only when absolutely necessary. Iron on reverse is recommended to preserve the beauty of this fabric.
Disclaimer: Characteristic imperfections associated with handweaving maybe noticed. This is not a flaw but indicative of handmade process. Despite every effort to showcase each product’s color and design, please note that actual colors may vary due to different device settings and other factors.
Made By/Mkt by: Designed by Dipa in collaboration with weavers artisans of Bardhman district in West Bengal. Dipa provides much needed grassroots level employment and fair wages to artisans in rural West Bengal and female artisans in Calcutta for whom this is a means of livelihood. She trains and employs them to do finishing and detailing on handwoven articles. We are pleased to work directly with her and amplify her important initiative by creating and expanding marketplace opportunities for her enterprise. We have a highly curated collection of sarees, stoles and scarves in finest muslin and jamdani work.
Jamdani: The highly skilled craftsmen of Bengal weave magic by their hands called Jamdani which is an intricate design made using hands on the weaving loom. It is considered as one of the most time consuming and laborious work. It is a supplementary weft technique of weaving, where the artistic motifs are produced by a non-structural weft. The standard weft (base fabric) is a fine( muslin of 100 and above thread count) and sheer fabric, while the supplementary weft with thicker threads adds the intricate patterns. Each supplementary weft motif is added separately by hand while weaving on the loom. The modern methods of design have overruled the market and often the jacquard method of weaving is being mistaken as jamdani, an authentic Jamdani is hand rolled and requires weeks and months depending on the design, while with jacquard method it can be woven it in a day or two. Jamdani muslin fabric is expensive due to its laborious work which requires a lot of patience, skill and effort while making these textiles. As consumers it is important to understand the difference and support the skills of artisans still working in this beautiful but painstaking technique.