India | Gujarat


Mashru, a mixed fabric, was for the use of Muslim men as they were prohibited from wearing pure silk. Mashru is woven with a combination of cotton and silk. It was woven all over India, and now it is woven only in Gujarat. Patan is one of the most important centers for Mashru weaving. It often combines ikat patterns in stripes, along with woven patterns, through the introduction of extra warp threads, or by the depression of the warp threads, and is woven on a pit loom.

Updated on 22nd May, 2015


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