Jamdanis are traditionally muslins, legendary in their lightness and exquisite patterning, produced in Dacca (Bangladesh). The brocade was created with extra weft in cotton yarn. The silk jamdani is fine silk brocaded with fine cotton or silk. Patterns are created with extra weft in inlaid fashion but without floating yarn on the reverse. Whereas traditional muslin jamdanis had only white or off-white designs, silk jamdanis now display gentle coloured patterns.