This is a supplementary weft technique of weaving, where the designs are produced by a non-structural weft, in addition to the standard weft that holds the warp threads together. The standard weft creates a fine, sheer fabric while the supplementary weft with thicker threads adds the intricate patterns to it. The result is a complex mix of different patterns that appear to float on a shimmering surface. The pattern is drawn on a graph paper and placed underneath the warp for guidance while weaving. Traditionally a mixture of cotton and gold thread was often used. After weaving, the Jamdani fabric is treated with rice starch to soften it.