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Himroo

Himroo was endorsed by the Nizam and Mughal nobility.

The Story of Himroo

During the reign of Mohammad Tughlaq, when he shifted his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad, an entire generation of craftsmen followed him during his adventurous journey. When Tughlaq decided to shift the capital back to Delhi, most craftsmen stayed back. Many of these weavers and craftsmen continued to supply textile products such as stoles, shawls and other linens to the royal households. Some Historian believe that Himroo weaving has roots in Persia, while many local historians seem to have a different view and suggest that Himroo has very little or no Persian influence. Kings and Queen during the medieval era had a huge stock of Himroo collections stashed away in their wardrobes. Renowned traveler Marco Polo was gifted a Himroo Shawl during his visit in the Deccan region. Marco Polo writes in his memoirs "It is as fine as a spider's web and Kings and Queens of any country will take pride in wearing it". According to the Textiles Association of India, Himroo was endorsed by the Nizam and Mughal nobility. The designs of every Himroo Shawl and Stoles carry with them some historical relics and remnants.