Kiss Kiss Jamdani
Width - 114cm
Jamdani is a highly specialized textile from West Bengal and Bangladesh, distinctive by the extra weft inlay brocade on fine cotton muslin. Nila’s jamdani textiles are handspun on ambar charkhas and woven on handlooms in the famous weaving centre of Phulia in West Bengal. Our ‘Kiss Kiss’ textile in pure cotton is a fresh, contemporary take on traditional jamdani textiles. Whilst jamdani textiles carried a heavier pattern on the border, typically for saris, a lighter, contemporary intervention of an all-over pattern allows for a more versatile interpretation of this extraordinary textile.
‘Kiss Kiss’ is a playful, abstract motif in the form of a subtle cascade of Xs, or ‘kisses’. The motif was developed by our in-house studio team at Nila House in Jaipur, as a part of our bespoke designs for naturally dyed indigo yarn. For the ‘Kiss Kiss’ motifs, indigo yarn, dyed six times over to reach the midnight blue of ‘Shade 6’, is used to weave the little Xs into the diaphanous white base of buttery, breathable cotton. It takes great skill and patience to weave the whimsical and fine pattern of a design such as the ‘Kiss Kiss’ jamdani textile.
Light and gentle against the skin, this fabric is ideal for easy summer clothing or perhaps a hand-quilted blanket for a newborn.
Pure Cotton Jamdani with indigo detail, 120s Count Cotton.
Hand wash separately in cold water. Handwoven textiles are given to mild shrinkage on the first wash.
Domestic: Delivery in 2-3 weeks.
International: Delivery in 3-4 weeks.
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