LEHERIYA TIE DYE MASHROO BIG SHIRT, DEEP BLUE/WHITE

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LEHERIYA TIE DYE MASHROO BIG SHIRT, DEEP BLUE/WHITE

450.00

Hand-woven silk-cotton mashroo big shirt in leheriya tie-dyed deep blue and white. Oversized buttons and extra-long sleeves. 

Oversized fit. One size fits most.

Shades of blue may vary due to monsoon season.

Made by hand in Patan, India. Sewn in Los Angeles. 

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.

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