HAND-EMBROIDERED MASHROO BASEBALL JERSEY, ORANGE ON EMERALD

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HAND-EMBROIDERED MASHROO BASEBALL JERSEY, ORANGE ON EMERALD

410.00

Hand-embroidered TIGRA TIGRA baseball jersey. Silk mashroo, hand-woven in Patan, Gujarat. Sewn in Los Angeles.

Mother of pearl buttons.

One size fits most. Unisex fit: men's size M/L & women's oversized fit. 

Mashroo was created to conform to the tenets of Islam which forbade silk to touch the skin. Weavers developed a fabric with a silk warp and cotton weft, whereas the cotton laid beneath and grazed the skin, while the silk floated on top. This enabled the ruling Islamic nobility to flaunt and wear the luxurious sheen of silk without breaking religious law. Mashroo became a widely popular export to the Ottoman Empire. In Patan, wealthy Hindu merchants and traders also took a liking to this fabric and increased its intrinsic value and the inclusion of certain typical motifs, colors and tie-dye.

Hand-embroidered by the ladies of our women's empowerment NGO partner in Gujarat, India.

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