Tant Jamdani sarees

Tant /Jamdani/ Dhakai Sarees

The Tant is the one of the finest form of handloom products  from West Bengal. The Bengali cotton saree is woven from cotton and is very famous for its lightness and transparency. Jamdani weaving is a rich intricate and traditional work on cotton or fine cotton (muslin). Today, Jamdani sarees are available in, muslin, cotton and tussar silk fabrics. Tant Jamdani saree is a  very expensieve & is a luxury saree.

Available at Kolkata:- Rajgharana Sarees,, Mabesha, Saarang, RMGC Basak, Adi Mohini Mohan Kanjilal, Benarasi Kuthi, Kalika, RMGC Basak,

Available at Delhi:- Purbasha –Tripura Emporium, State Emporiums CP

 Tant Jamdani sarees- Weaving 

Firstly, Dhaka in Bangladesh was one of the ancient textile weaving centres in undivided India. As a matter of fact, Jamdani sarees are popularly known as Dhakai Jamdani. Further, the raw material/textile  is a fine muslin textile that is produced in Bangladesh. It is a transparent & light fabric. Further, Jamdani is intricate weaving on the fine muslin fabric. Jamdani is a handwoven technique. This type of  weaving technique is originally from Bengal.

For instance, the weaving is done with cotton, gold or silver threads on the base fabric with the help of looms. The cotton or silk weft threads are intermingled with thicker coloured threads to incorporate the Jamdani embroidery. The final product is a richly embroidered fabric or saree. In addition to sarees, Jamdani fabrics are used  to make scarves and dresses also .

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