Dhakai Jamdani Saree: the pride of Bangladesh
Dhakai Jamdani Saree: the pride of Bangladesh
You may not find anyone who does not like Jamdani saree. Dhakai Jamdani saree is born in Bangladesh but it is also popular in all Bengali women. But do you know how it was born and get the name of Jamdani saree or what is its history? There are many stories about this. Although Jamdani saree are made in many places in Bangladesh. Dhaka is considered to be the birthplace of Jamdani. Jamdani saree is considered to be the heir to the fine muslin of ancient Bengal. This saree is usually famous for its fabric and its extraordinary beauty.
History and evaluation Bangladeshi Jamdani saree:
Jamdani art is an important part of Bangladesh’s history and tradition. This art is the pride of Bangladesh. The glory of the industry has spread in our tradition. As a holder of its popularity and uniqueness, the weavers of our country continue making Jamdani. Jamdani once settled in our fashion tradition as a complement of muslin.
Jamdani is a fine texture made of the karpas cotton. Jamdani sarees are known to us as heirs of the old muslin cloth of ancient times. Jamdani cloth is made by designing on muslin. Jamdani is usually meant as saree but salwar kameez, Panjabi is also made by this.
Sonargaon of Dhaka district, Titabhari, Bajitpur was famous for muslin. The Jamdani art of Dhaka was so famous that foreign merchants were also associated with this art. But the humor of the Jamdani art starts to reduce after the English came. They start torturing on the weavers. As a result, the Jamdani industry continued to move slowly. Being destructed the business and demand, along with its value!
Design of Jamdani saree:
Jamdani saree generally has two types, cotton or customize Jamdani and half silk Jamdani. Another type of Jamdani is available in the market nowadays, which are made with nylon thread and their price is also within Tk.1000 or below. We know that the Jamdani sarees are made of texture and weaving through knitted handloom. So its price is a little higher than the other sarees.
Half silk Jamdani saris are actually original jamdani. There are 3 types of silk threads. One kind of silk thread is used in between tk 3-5 thousand price range saree. It is like the normal type. Second quality silk thread is used in between tk 6-7 thousand price range saree. The best quality silk thread is used in those are starting from 9 thousand, and they are high-quality silk.
And the motifs, which are done, are also made from the finest cotton thread. The color of Jamdani saree is widely depending on the quality of used tread. Pure cotton and silk thread catches beautiful bright color while nylon mixed thread fails to do it. Only Jamdani saree lovers will understand that the bright color of jamdani has some extra attraction like the red Jamdani saree, blue Jamdani saree, and black Jamdani saree. But personally off-white jamdani saree is my favorite.
Price of Jamdani saree in Bangladesh:
Dhakai Jamadani sari starts from 750 and up to 20000 tk. You will get different quality jamdani saree at different prices in various reliable online pages or markets. TangailSaree.Sari is such kind online page which is famous for selling Jamdani saree online. You will get here a big bunch of muslin jamdani saree and some exclusive jamdani saree collection. Here you find jamdani saree new design and jamdani saree new collection also.
There is not much difference in the sari, but the yarn can be thick and slim, and if it sticks, the yarn is a bit thicker and saree is soft when it gives a little strain. There is a normal design saree will you get from 750 to 1050 tk and you can get the design in the whole saree. From 1300 to 1750 price range sarees, you will get 6 hands full design from the fringe and 6 hands empty. From 2000 to 2700 price range sarees, 7 to 8 hands will be available but the design will be light. In 3,000 to 4500 tk price range sarees, the design will be neither much nor less. Look good or fairly well.
Some exclusive dhakai jamdani saree with full of design will you get in 5000 to 7500 price range. 8000 to 15000 thousand or 20000 price range saree are available in the excellent work style or design and price may increase depending on design quality. You get a little more or less work in this sarees but the price is only depending on the quality of thread and the heavy design. The more design would you want the expected price will go high. Some exclusive dhakai half silk Jamdani saree’s can be up to 40000 tk also.
In fact, the price fluctuations of Jamdani saree depend on its knit and thread quality. Jamdani village around the Sufia Kamal Bridge, from where I know Jamdani sarees comes to the market. The saree where you can buy at the rate of 2000-2500, the price goes up to 4000-5000 or more in the Dhaka market. Beside this, you can visit Benaresi village in Mirpur. There are a lot of shops whose are taking orders and knit Jamdani saree according to your demand.
Let’s know how to take care of the Jamdani sarees
• Jamdani saree does not have to hang on or hanging hangers. Can keep rolling on a solid wood, as it is kept in normal cloth. Jamdani will never be wasted if kept in this way.
• Half silk Jamdani sarees, like other ordinary sarees, will be destroyed by in-house washing. So it is better to do the dry wash.
• If you have any stains after wearing the Jamdani, then do not rub it on your own hands and sprinkle the Telkom powder, then put it in dry cleaning.
• At the bottom side of Jamdani, you should set false border immediately after the purchase, then it will remain durable.
Jamdani is the saree of love for all Bengali women. So try to save your favorite saree with proper care.