Himroo Weaving of Maharashtra

Himroo, a fascinating fabric from Maharashtra, is an extra-weft, figured fabric with a solid ground of satin or twill, decorated with figurative motifs and manufactured ordinarily from cotton and viscose rayon yarn on a cotton ground. It is also woven from silk yarn and gold thread on a silk ground.

This special cotton brocade is woven on a throw-shuttle loom and has an art-silk or silk mix. It has a complicated technique of weaving. The design has to be decided at the outset since two kinds of threads are mixed. The design are geometrical and floral. Intricate creeper designs are popular. Himroo has a satiny sheen and is popular for vests, blouses, coats, cloaks, shawls, and furnishings.