Dhakai Jamdani, Panam City - Sonargaon & River cruise
There are at least six varieties of Bengal handlooms, each deriving its name from the village in which it originated, and each with its own distinctive style. The undisputed queen of the range, however, is the fabled Jamdani, which in all its myriad local avtars continues to retain its original grandeur and sophistication. The original version is referred to as Daccai jamdani
In Bangladesh, weavers use fine Egyptian cotton, while the Indian weavers use only indigenous raw material. The single warp is usually ornamented with two extra weft followed by ground weft. The original Bangladeshi sari is almost invariably on a beige background, but new designs are more adventorous. The gossamer thin black Jamdani with its splash of multi colored linear or floral motifs sprinkled generously all over the body and border and crowned with an exquisitely designed elaborate pallu is a feast for the eyes.
Jamdani is woven painstakingly by hand on the old fashioned Jala loom & many take even a year to make one Sari.
Will Pick you up from your place in the morning. Drive to Sonargaon, the old capital of Bengal. Enjoy two hours boat trip on the mighty river Meghna. Will stop in a riverside village to meet the friendly locals & get some experiences of their lifestyle. Panam Nagar, the ruins of the buildings an abandoned city along with 16th century mosque at Goaldi village & Folk Art Museum are the evidence of the rich culture & heritage in this region. In the afternoon will visit Jamdani village, the most famous traditional craft of Bangladesh at Demra on the bank of the river Shitalakkha. We will explore the weaver's village & enjoy the weaving. You can buy colorful Jamdani Saries from the weavers. If time permit will visit some handy craft shops & will drop you at your hotel lobby in the evening.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel Lobby
End location: Hotel Lobby/Airpoer
Duration: 9 hours
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