Jasleen Dhamija is internationally renowned in the field of world textiles and costumes. She has been studying, documenting and reviving Indian textile and handicraft traditions for nearly six decades. She began working for the development of handicrafts and handlooms in India from the 1950s. She also worked with the United Nations in Iran, Central Asia, in twenty-one African countries, the Balkans, South Asia and South East Asia. She was President of the Jury for UNESCOs Award for Creativity in Textiles and Co-Chairperson of the Handloom Development Working Group of the Planning Commission (12th Plan). She has curated major exhibitions related to textiles and crafts in different parts of the world. She has authored and edited several articles and books related to both Indian and world textiles and handicrafts. She was also consultant to World Bank and to various international NGOs.