The word Jamdani is of Persian origin, deriving from ‘Jam’, meaning flower,and ‘Dani’, a vase or a container. Jamdani is fabulously rich in motifs. The main peculiarity of Jamdani work is the geometric design. It is one of the most time and labor-intensive forms of weaving hand loom weaving.
Dhakai muslin has now lost its legendary fineness but it continues as Jamdani, with beautiful extra weft decorations on a fine surface.
The pattern of the design drawn on paper, is pinned beneath the warp threads and, the weaving proceeds, the designs are worked in link embroidery.
Traditionally, Jamdanis are white. However, today, very lightly dyed grounds with designs in white, maroon, black, green, gold and silver Saree and mega silk of a dark golden colour are also seen.