Protection of “Jamdani” as a Geographical Indication in Bangladesh

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Iftekhar Iqbal Department of History University of Dhaka,

Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

GI Study Report Final. revised. 28 March 2014

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.

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