Handwoven scarf with intricate jamdani loom work with the finest Bengali muslins, by artisans at a fair trade cooperative in West Bengal, India.
High quality 100% Indian cotton muslin.
Handmade by expert handloom weavers at a fair trade artisan cooperative in West Bengal, India, and brought to the US market by a Berkeley-based Fair Trade Federation member.
Jamdani is one of the most artful and time and labor-intensive forms of hand loom weaving. It is the most expensive hand loomed textile since it requires the most lengthy and dedicated work.
A fine muslin textile, Jamdani is believed to be a fusion of the ancient cloth-making techniques of Bengal (possibly 2,000 years old) with the muslins produced by Bengali Muslims since the 14th century.
There are many ancient textile weaving centers in the Bengal region, and the Jamdani traditional craft has been experiencing a revival. In 2013, the art of Jamdani was declared a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Fair trade supports the health and vibrancy of artisan communities and cooperatives in India and globally.