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Weaving

Weaving

Weaving, Weaving art and craft, Weaving art of Maharashtra, Weaving Arts & Crafts In Maharashtra, Maharashtra Arts CraftsMashroo & Himroo
Mashru and Himru are two types of fabrics made of cotton and silk with lusture of satin. Aurangabad is famous for these fabrics. Himru shawls of Aurangabad is a less expensive type of brocade in which both silk and cotton threads are used to produce the multi-colored designs. The actual ornamental design is formed on the principle of extra weft figuring. Because of this extra layer of loose silk weft, the Himru shawls are soft, and almost feel like silk. It is believed that Mohamed-bin-Tughlak brought weavers to Aurangabad from Ahmedabad, Banaras and Gujarat, which led to the start of the Himru industry.

In coarse of time, the original hand weaving fabric has changed to machine made. But a workshop in Aurangabad's Zaffar gate is continuing the conventional style of hand weaving. The workshop also maintains a show room to showcase these products. Here, one can see and shop Himru shawls and sarees. Bold patterns and colours are the specialities of Mashru fabrics. It is said that Marco Polo has been gifted a fabric woven in silk and gold threads.

 

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