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MASHRU 2011

The word ‘mashru’ is derived from the Arabic word ‘sharia’ which means, ‘permitted by Islamic law', owing to the sumptuary laws for men in Islam that restrains luxury in their lifestyle. It is a warp face satin fabric composed of slik and cotton. We’ve explored this using traditional and contemporary raw materials, colours, patterns etc. It is celebration of its lost glory, two centuries after it has become antiquated.
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