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A Dhakai (Daccai), often considered as a type of sari (traditional cloth for women of Bengal) is a traditional attire of women in Bengal made with cotton. The name comes from the Dhaka (Dacca)city, capital of Bangladesh, where this type of fabric is usually made.


The unique hand technique of weaving was called jamdani in the old days, while the weave was called Dhakai. The sensitive weavers and artisans of this art form took inspirations for their weave designs from the life around them, from simple things such as a broken comb to things in the nature such as flora and fauna and traditional Bengali designs known as Alpana.[1]


  1. ^ "Dhakais in danger". Lifestyle. The Daily Star. Archived from the original on 2010-05-16. Retrieved 2012-06-28.