Iftekhar Iqbal Department of History University of Dhaka,
Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
1. Executive summary: Jamdani is a surviving variety of the world renowned muslin from ancient period. The brand name of Jamdani was first applied around mid-16th century or perhaps earlier. Ecological context of production of cotton and finished Jamdani products is unique in the greater Dhaka region of Bangladesh. Jamdani has formed part of national culture and history of Bangladesh and such cultural integration of Jamdani is not matched anywhere in the world. Jamdani‟s Dhaka connection is clearly reflected in many global trade and exhibitions in both historical and contemporary times. Jamdani is quintessentially a Bangladeshi brand with specific GI locale of Dhaka. There has been no mention of the generic term “Jamdani” elsewhere in the world to denote this hand-made textile product.