jamdani a blend of tradition and modernity

jamdani a blend of tradition and modernity

The allure of the delicacy and colour of the Jamdani weave is timeless and has mesmerised Indians for centuries now. The Mughal aristocracy elevated this diaphanous textile by patronising weaving centres across the country year after year. The origins of the weave are between West Bengal and Dhaka, the region popular for their high-quality muslin. Jamdani is also known as Dhakai (Daccai) after the city of Dhaka (Dacca), which was one of the main textile centres in Bengal. Its name is acquired from the Persian word "jam" (meaning floral) and 'Dani' which is a vase or container named after decorative floral patterns found in Dhakai Muslin. Artisans in Bengal and Bangladesh traditionally weave this vividly patterned textile in cotton, but we have imagined ours in our house favourite: hand-spun 60 lealinen. This season we are combining two of our loves linen and Jamdani to develop Manan's version of the Bengal weave, pure linen, lending a sublime hand-feel to our summer staples.

At Manan, we want to offer a range of garments that are relaxed, elegant, durable, and easy to wear, letting you effortlessly transition between work, occasion, and relaxation. Manan's classy casual outfits from our Jamdani Collection include soothing gauzy shirts to pair with your favourite contrasting denim, soft summer linen co-ord sets for comfortable daily wear and linen Jamdani dresses to accompany you on your summer travels.

"This season, enjoy lightweight linen in new
guises. Our Jamdani capsule features ensembles
expertly made for your everyday wardrobe."


Breathable and weightless fabrics are going to be essential to weathering the searing summer that is in store for us. The Jamdani is an exquisitely lightweight fabric and feels just barely there on the skin. Adorning ourselves in these gossamer fabrics is all that one needs, as we head into a scorching summer.


Jamdani remains to mesmerize us, letting us provide tailored silhouettes but in a soft, airy fabric. From smart linen shirt sets, and tiered summer dresses to the ultra-feminine handwoven linen kurta sets, Manan's Jamdani collection speaks to the unhurried nature of summertime.


Our signature nature-inspired palette is used to craft a selection of handwoven Jamdani outfits. Picking muted hues like pale white, lace pink and oatmeal, as well as cheerful solids like flaxen yellow, ultra blue, and rogue in thoughtful accents to tap into the wonderful world of summer colours in our own language.


Delightful details are inserted during the weaving of the fabric to create layers of intricacy. Signature Jamdani butas in the shape of 'barfi' are inserted into the fabric by hand in delicate stitches using accent threads and zari-inserts. Further embroidered with miniature beads to highlight the existing motifs of the weave and add a layer of thoughtful detail.


Defined selvedges of the fabric are adopted in imaginative ways across the Jamdani Collection to add lovely little details to our summer offerings. The multi-stripe multicoloured selvedge bands of our Linen Jamdani often double as trims, making sure little goes to waste.

Escape into the nostalgic world of bygone summer days with our comfortable dresses, dainty shirts, and casual trousers. The easygoing functionality of the ensembles is maintained through the use of softly textured hand-spun linen that runs throughout the capsule, lending a whimsical appeal to the collection, featuring relaxed dresses, comfortable trousers and linen co-ord sets.

Comfy Co-ord Sets

Whether you're planning to lunch out this summer, travel to coastal towns, or simply work from home-summery linen shirts are essential. Our Jae Co-ord Set is extremely versatile, perfect for layering with your wardrobe favourites for lazy afternoon lunches and relaxed summer soirees.

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Relaxed Kurtas

Leisurely and loose silhouettes that feel as luxe working from home as they do when you are out with friends. Reach out for our dresses for that perfect postcard summer. Our Ginka Kurta is playful, yet comfortable. Allowing you to move with ease in hot climes.

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Flowy Dresses

Languid Summer Days call for easy dressing, and nothing is better than easy ensembles in pastels. Our curation of pristine linen co-ord sets offers a timeless summer appeal. While the Kyra Kaftan Kurta is designed to be worn together with Nina Pants, you can also wear it separately as a dress.

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Our thoughtfully done Jamdani Linen ensembles are the perfect balance of casual and smart. Reimagined in our signature linen for a refined yet playful look.

At Manan, we make our clothes in small batches using only natural fibres, making sure that minimal waste is generated in the process of creation. Our partnership with Regeno to develop our new biodegradable packaging is another step in our journey to decrease our environmental impact. Regeno Bio is an anti-pollution organization trying to do its part in changing the world, starting with compostable, biodegradable & water soluble bags. Regeno has successfuly manufactured carry bags that can sustainably and effectively replace single use plastic carry bags. Get in touch with them to know more.