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|Jamdanna - Answering my own question.
Written by Rachel G
(4/28/2008 7:22 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Love this picture., penned by Rachel G
"1794-1802 Repertory of Arts and Manufacturing", published 1807, which describes a machine "..for brocading or forming Jamdanna spots, or other designs on muslin, lawn, cambric, silk or other fancy goods."
OED gives: "Jamdani" 1858 E.Indian/Persian. a species of fine cotton cloth with spots or flowers woven in the loom.
So perhaps 'Jamdanna books' are sample books showing the range of fabric patterns available.
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