Mashru with bold stripes #72
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36” in width. Each stripe is about 1/2 inch in width. Shimmering red, pink, purple, golden yellow, black, and green stripes with dashes of white lighting.

These rare Mashru textiles were woven for Muslim communities who believed that silk should not touch a person’s skin. Crafting a solution that enabled people to honor this belief while still appearing dressed in the finest clothing, weavers mixed silk and cotton threads to create a textile that was simple cotton on one side and rich silk on the other. The meaning of Mashru is “this is allowed.”

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