The traditional art of weaving jamdani has been declared by UNESCO as a Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Jamdani was originally known as Dhakai named after the city of Dhaka. The term Jamdani is Persian deriving from 'Jam', meaning flower, and 'Dani', a vase or a container, named after decorative floral patterns found on Dhakai textile. They were originally woven in pure cotton. But now a days, they are woven in a blend of cotton and silk for a glossier finish. Dhakai jamdanis are best suited for all the bengali rituals and even today also, the charm and demand has not decreased to a bit.