Travel through Textiles: Bangladesh & Jamdani When traveling through Bangladesh, I came upon an incredible store where I bought sari fabric. After researching more about sari fabric from Dhaka specifically, I learned about Jamdani fabric, also known as Dhakai. I’d like to share what I’ve discovered and my source list is below for further reading. Jamdani is an incredibly fine, transparent muslin textile, typically with floral motifs, created directly into the fabric, neither embroidered nor printed.
Explore & Discovery as we travel When exploring the world, we leave little pieces of ourselves behind in each place, an act of remembrance from our time spent there. And in exchange, we pick up little pieces of each place to carry with us, as an act of remembrance. I ducked into a small store off a side street to find row and rows of intricately made, brightly colored pouches and purses. I was immediately drawn towards these beautiful pieces. The shop owner emerged from the back to explain the materials to me...
The Origins of the Kimono & its Metamorphoses: Kimono, きもの/着物, “thing to wear” (‘Ki’ 着 verb meaning ‘to wear,’ and ‘Mono’ 物noun meaning thing). The Japanese kimono has seen many transformations throughout its long history and is itself a canvas for greater storytelling and conveying auspicious meaning. As we enjoy the various mutations of the kimono and integrate versions into our own wardrobe, let us explore the origins so we can better understand the history, significance, and culture behind it!
Travel through... // We connect memories and experiences with the things we encounter along the way. Maybe that’s a piece of clothing you wore traveling some place or a particular song. Often it’s food we eat. What particular dish brings you back to a place you’ve traveled? Let's travel to Hanoi via Phở, a clear broth with meat, rice noodle and fresh herbs, that's transformed and morphed over time and place.