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Traditional Art of Jamdani Weaving

Language: English

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.

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Place/region: Bangladesh, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2013 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Bangla Academy; Bangladesh. Ministry of Cultural Affairs
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Rights: Bangla Academy

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2013-0087900017
Source ref.: DOC:0087900017/CAND:00879
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Bangla Academy