Crimson Class, Muslin
Posted on May 15 2018
Muslin was handwoven, especially in the region around Dhaka, Bangladesh, where it may have originated! It was imported to Europe for much of the 17th and early 18th centuries. Mughal Emperors wore dresses made of Dhaka muslin, and this proves to be another signifier of its quality.
This is a gorgeous and charming, red muslin silk saree in the half-n-half style. The outer half in muslin silk is adorned with beige-blue-green floral motifs, while the inner half is in plain, red ghicha silk. The floral patterns are woven in the jamdani style, and appear to float on the sheer, red body. The gold (muga silk) borders give it an exotic look.