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Traditional art of Jamdani weaving. ©UNESCO 2012
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Traditional art of Jamdani weaving

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Jamdani is a time-consuming and labour-intensive form of handloom weaving traditionally practised by craftspeople around Dhaka. The sheer cotton textiles are renowned for the richness of their motifs, which are woven directly on the loom. Bengali women wear Jamdani saris as a symbol of identity, dignity and self-recognition, both for everyday wear and at celebrations. The traditional motifs and weaving techniques are transmitted by master weavers to disciples and are handed down within families in the weaver community.

on this subject: Nomination file/ Dossier de candidature

Place/country: Bangladesh,
Series: 2013 inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2013 sur la Liste représentative
Type: Documentary
Credits: Bangla Academy (publisher), Ministry of Cultural Affairs (publisher),
Published in: 2012

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