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Jamdani fabric retains its glory against all odds
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Nov '09
Jamdani is one of the most beautiful textiles of Bengal. Walking through the narrow streets of Bengal, one can hear the magical spell of looms, the rhythmic singing of shuttles making the musical 'tak-tak'.

Handlooms constitute the biggest cottage industry of India, engaging millions of looms in weaving the traditional beauty of the country's heritage in cotton, silk and other natural fibres.

One can hardly see a village in Bengal, where weavers do not exist. Glory of this fabric can also be seen mentioned in the writings of Chinese, Italian, and Arab travelers. No wonder, great Roman emperors paid remarkable prices for this Indian cotton fabric.

The weaving pattern combines intricate surface designs supplemented with delicate floral sprays. For weaving the fabric, the elementary pit loom is used. The needle is made from buffalo horn or tamarind wood.

Due to the skills and dexterity involved in the making of this fabric, generally, they are of high price. Despite its expensive price tags, demand for this fabric never declines.

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