Jamdani Sari

In Attire
Jamdani Sari
Jamdani Sari

The artifact I have chosen is a traditional garment known as a “jamdani sari”. Originating from Dhaka, Bangladesh, the traditional jamdani sari is reserved for special occasions such as weddings, parties, birthdays, and holidays. The one my family owns was only worn on 2 occasions. Crafted from silk or fine cotton, my family's jamdani sari is made of exquisite fine cotton. To make a sari you must use fine cotton or silk that is woven directly onto the loom using extra weft designs. Traditionally, these saris boast vibrant colors, adding to their allure. However, other  variations may incorporate different fabrics and prints, ranging from floral patterns to playful motifs like ladybugs or abstract designs.While some saris feature intricate embroidery or embellishments like rhinestones, others rely solely on the artistry of their weaving. The length of a sari can vary widely, typically ranging from 3.5 yards to 9 yards also 9 yards being the most common measurement. Fun fact the word jamdani is  thought to be a persian word, jam meaning flower and dani meaning vase so the word jamdani means flower vase.
The reason I chose this artifact is because it's important to my family and it was given to my great-grandma then to my grandma then my mom and soon it's going to be mine! 

Place(s): Bangladesh

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Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant