Cotton Muslin from Bengal 

Bengali Muslin is very well known cotton fabric which is  woven in the villages of Bengal , Muslin is a cotton fabric of plain weave and a wide variety of range of weights can be woven from very sheer to coarse sheeting , it gets its name from the port town of Masulipatnam . Early Indian Muslin was handwoven of uncommonly delicate handspun yarn , especially in the region of what today is Bangladesh and Indian state of west Bengal .


Jamdani is one of the finest textiles of Bengal in india and Bangladesh  for centuries . Jamdani was an art of textile weaving was promoted during the Mughal emperors  rule .The traditional art of weaving Jamdani has been declared by UNESCO a intangible cultural heritage of Humanity.

The word Jamdani is of Persian origin , deriving from Jam meaning flower and Dani a vase or a container.The Jamdani weaving tradition is of Bengali origin , it is one of the most time and labour intensive loom weaving , this is a supplementary weft technique of weaving where the artistic motifs are produced by a non structural weft , the standard weft creates a fine sheer fabric while the supplementary weft with the thicker threads adds the intricate patterns to it . each supplementary weft motif is added separately by hand by interlacing the weft threads into the warp with bamboo sticks using individual spools of thread .the result is a myriad of vibrant patterns that appear to foot on a shimmering surface . the weaving technique is that the pattern is not sketched or outlined on the fabric it is drawn on a graph paper and placed underneath the warp .

Jamdani patterns are mostly of geometric, plant, and floral designs and are said to have originated thousands of years ago. Due to the exquisite painstaking methodology required, only aristocrats and royal families were able to afford such luxuries.
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