This gorgeous Jamdani scarf is handwoven on the loom, using fine hand-spun cotton and silk yarn. We love this take on the traditional Jamdani weave from West Bengal, India. The use of the traditional temple motif with modern colours, gives it a young feel. 

The history of this royal weave can be traced back to the 3rd century BC, with its earliest mention in the Arthashatra, an ancient Indian text. This weave was principally practised by the skilled weavers of Bangladesh and came to the notice of the world as early as 1851, when it was displayed in all its glory in a London exhibition. As the years passed, weavers from Bangladesh settled in the Eastern parts of India and brought with them their skills and craft. Jamdani is one of the most labour intensive and skilful of weaving techniques, where threads are passed through the fabric while weaving, to create elaborate patterns and motifs.

Subtle variations are intrinsic to the charm and uniqueness of a handcrafted product.

 

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