How to identify Original Jamdani Saree

Jamdani Saree: The way you can identify the Original Dhakai Jamdani!

There are hardly any Bengali Women who do not love to wear Jamdani Saree. It’s traditional to wear and the women of Bangladesh who like sari have at least one Jamdani sari in their collection. With its aesthetic appearance, Exclusive design, and expensive price range, Jamdani becomes the phenomenon of nobility and taste of women. According to the TRIPS agreement by the World Trade Organization, Bangladesh gets the Copywrite of Jamdani Sari in 2016.

There are numerous fraud cases about Selling fake Jamdani saris. People are trying to sell Indian cotton, Tangail weavers, Pabna, and Rajshahi silk saris to buyers in the name of Dhakai jamdani in different markets. As a consequence, buyers are being cheated and losing faith in getting desired products. The question is, what is the way to recognize the authentic Jamdani sari?

The main difference between Original Handloom Jamdani with Machine-made or fake Sarees is the price, quality of yarn, the precision of work, and the amount of time required to make.

Ways to recognize the original Jamdani sari:

Before buying a Jamdani sari, many things that need to be considered.

First, the price of the sari: The initial observation about an authentic Jamdani Saree is the price. Handloom Jamdani Sari will always be more costly than the machine one. Generally, start from 3000 Bangladeshi Taka to 200,000 Bangladeshi Taka, even more.
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Second, is the quality of the yarn (count of the saree): The best qualityJamdani Saree count starts from 60 and it may up to 300. In most cases yarn more than 100 counts are rare. Few people may help you get the count above 100 in the market. Before you buy any Jamdani saree make sure you ask the count of the saree.

Finally, the fineness of the work (precision and accuracy): You have to look at the design of the Jamdani. It will be precise in look, accuracy in weaving and no thread is coming out on the other side of the Saree. If you have any chance to buy a Jamdani in-store you may find it very light in weight.

Difference between Original and fake Jamdani

  • Original Jamdani saree is handmade.
  • The making process is difficult and time-consuming.
  • The price of authentic Jamdani saree is costly.
  • Light in weight.
  • No part of the Yarn come out.
  • Can not determine the inner part and outer part.
  • Fake Jamdani is Machine made.
  • Making process is easier and does not take much time to make.
  • The price of each saree is not costly.
  • Heavy in weight
  • Part of the Yarn comes out 
  • Inner and outer parts can easily be determined.
A brief about original Jamdani

Time: It may take seven days to six months to make the whole sari. Two Tati (Weavers) take 12 to 14 hours a day to make a Jamdani sari. The time of weaving a saree depends on the design.

Price Range: The price of a jamdani Saree ranges from Rs 3,000 to Rs 300,000 or more. The price range depends on the quality of the yarn and the fineness of the work.

Types: Jamdani Sarees are three types. They are Cotton Jamdani, Half Silk Jamdani, and Full Silk Jamdani.