Jamdani Sharee and it's care!

Jamdani Sharee and it's care!

Clothing, Health and Beauty

Jamdani sari is the name of an immortal tradition of Bengalis. Everyone knows the beauty of Jamdani saree. Let's find out some tidy stories about Jamdani.

Tradition of Jamdani:

In ancient times, fine muslin sari was woven with cotton wool in weaving machines. Various geometric designs were made in it. And the successor of that muslin is named "Jamdani" sari. The exact name of Jamdani is not known, but according to Tofail Ahmed, the Persian word 'jam' means cloth and 'dana' means booty. Jamdani means embroidered cloth. According to another, jam in Persian means a kind of excellent wine and dani means cup. The name Jamdani originates from the muslin worn by the Iranian Saki serving the jam.

The story of making Jamdani:

The fineness of Jamdani muslin depends on its yarn cutting and weaving techniques. The weavers choose the morning as the right time for weaving. Because the humidity in the air is low at this time. Spinning used to cut yarn, bamboo baskets, conch shells and stone bowls. Used as starch, rice, barley or rice. First they had to dye the yarn. For good jamdani, yarn number 200-250 was used and the juice of herbs, flowers, fruits etc. was used. Initially, only gray textures were used, but later other textures were used.

Various names of Jamdani:

According to the design, different jamdani are known by different names. Let's find out their names - Panna Hazar, Dubli Jal, Butidar, Tercha, Jalar, Duria, Charkona, Mayur Panch, Kalmilta, Punilata, Kachupata, Katihar, Kalka Par, Anguralata, Sandesh Par, Prajapati Par, Durba Par, , Jasmine, Shawl Par, Chandra Par, Chandrahar, Hans, Jhumka, Kawar Thanga Par, Chalta Par, Inchi Par and Bilai Arakul Design, Kachupata Par, Bargat Par, Karlapar, Gila Par, Kalsaful, Murali Jal, Kachi Par, , Crab fringe, snail fringe, butterfly fringe, belpata fringe, jaba flower, bat bird fringe etc. However, at present, rose, jasmine, lotus, kalarfana, adarfana, sabudana etc. are designed on the ground of sari. In recent times, efforts have been made to revive the traditional Jamdani design. Jamdani with small flower buds is known as butidar. If the small flowers in the jamdani garment are arranged diagonally, it is called oblique jamdani. This design can be done not only with flowers, but also with peacocks or herbs. Flowers, creepers, etc., if they are on all the ground like net weaving, it is called net design. Jamkani is known as Phulwar.

Jamdani care:

Jamdani sari is made in a very comfortable weave and you have to take more care of it. Here are some ways to know-

1) Any sari has to be washed after wearing it a few times. However, if Jamdani sari is washed in the house or dry, its color may be lost. So the Jamdani sari has to be given to the weavers in "cut wash".

2) Jamdani sari should never be kept in the same fold. Because the sari can get stuck along the fold. So the sari has to be rolled with another sari or patti.

3) Apply false hem so that the hem of the jamdani sari is not damaged or stick to the shoe.

4) Occasionally let it dry in the sun. But not in the scorching sun. Even if you can't give it in the sun, dry it in the air.

5) Prohibition of touching water in Jamdani sari. If it is very dirty, you can do a light dry wash so that the color is not lost.

6) Jamdani sari is more likely to be damaged if kept. So it should be dropped occasionally.

6) If your jamdani sari feels a bit soft, let the weavers do the cutting. It may take 10-15 days. They will make your sari look like new again and the sari will stay good for some more time.

 

 

At present, many boutiques or fashion houses have tried to highlight the Jamdani tradition to the new generation. Many new entrepreneurs are working online with Jamdani.

Osellers aim to make the product readily available as well as highlight the local heritage. You will find a collection of beautiful designs and different colors of  Jamdani at Osellers.