Jamdani is a traditional handloom weaving technique that originated in Bengal, a region that covers present-day Bangladesh and parts of India. Jamdani involves weaving intricate patterns and motifs directly onto the fabric using a supplementary weft technique. This results in a lightweight, sheer cotton fabric with intricate designs that appear to float on the surface. Jamdani is considered one of the finest muslin textiles in the world, and has been coveted by royalty and aristocrats for centuries. Today, Jamdani remains a symbol of the rich cultural heritage of Bengal, and continues to be handcrafted by skilled artisans in rural communities.