Jamavar Silk Saree
Jamavar Silk also known as Jamawar Silk travelling from Persia to Kashmir, this fabric reached the Indian subcontinent around five centuries ago. The design in a jamavar is completely woven into the fabric with no loose threads on the back side, unlike Banarasi weave where loose threads are not stitched neatly at the back side of the fabric. Traditionally Jamavar is used for making shawls. But now it is also used in designing Sarees, bedspreads and curtains. The intricate paisley motifs and designs on a fabric give a rich and distinctive look.
Historically, Jamavars were crafted out of pure silk and were exclusively worn by the royal and aristocrat class. Fortunately with advanced technology and faster looms Jamavars are accessible to all nowadays. Innovative production of these sarees by craftsmen in Varanasi are also helping in keeping intact the relevance of the fabric. Each Jamaver saree is a shimmering weave of intricate designs, where the palette spans from traditional rich shades to delicate pastels. Each Saree takes a minimum of three months to finish.