Jamdani fair turns heads in Delhi
A day-long fair of Bangladesh's Jamdani, muslin and other handloom saris attracted a large crowd in Delhi on Thursday.
The creations of Mantasha Ahmed and Nasreen Jahan, owners of two popular fashion houses in Dhaka, the display was organised by Association Fashion Designers of Bangladesh (ATDB) and Bangladesh High Commission (BDHC) Spouses Club in New Delhi.
It was opened by Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali at the mission's Maitree Hall.
Some of the master pieces - bright, colourful and full of motifs - of the weavers were put on display.
In 2013, UNESCO declared the traditional art of weaving Jamdani as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and in 2016 Bangladesh received the GI status of Jamadani sari. The fair was second such initiative by the same organisers in two years, said the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi. -UNB