Handwoven Indigo Tussar Silk Jamdani Saree
Fabric - Tussar Silk
Colour - Indigo
Type - Saree, Jamdani
Weaving Time - 120 to 160 days
Vibrant colours, vivid patterns and rich motifs make Jamdani stand out among other handloom products. In the districts of Nadia and Bardhaman, about 1,000 skilled weavers and 2,000 ancillary artisans are engaged in traditionally weaving Jamdani on handlooms. Depending on the intricacy of design and motif, a weaver takes 3 months to almost a year to weave a jamdani saree. Migrating for alternate employment as construction worker, security guard etc. became more lucrative than this time-consuming, labour-intensive craft. But with Biswa Bangla’s market linkage, design innovation, and product diversification efforts, a substantial increase in the weavers’ income has prompted reverse migration. The brand has brought out Jamdani on silk, linen and cotton-silk blend fabrics, and in products like scarves, pocket squares, sarees and shawls.