Himroo Fabrics, Aurangabad

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Himroo is a fabric made of silk and cotton, which is grown locally in Aurangabad. Himroo was brought to Aurangabad in the reign of Mohammad Tughlaq, when he had shifted his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad, Aurangabad. The word Himroo originated from Persian word Hum-ruh which means ‘similar’. Himroo is a replication of Kum-khwab, which was woven with pure golden and silver threads in olden days, and was meant for the royal families.

Himroo uses Persian designs, and is very characteristic and distinctive in appearance. Himroo from Aurangabad is in demand for its unique style and design.According to Historians this art originated in Persia, though it has not been proved, Himroo is associated with the times of Mohammad Tughlaq who ruled in the 14th century. When Mohammad Tughlaq shifted his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad many weavers came and settled here. During the migration, the weavers instead of returning to Delhi chose to stay back here.They did not want to go bak to Delhi. During the reign of Malik Ambar many people were attracted to the city and came and settled here from far and wide. Aurangabad during Aurangzeb's Governorship and the times of Mughal became the capital and the weavers had a gala time making money and becoming prosperous. The handicraft industry in Aurangabad attracted hundreds of craftsman and artisans. Members of the royal family and an elite few used the famous Aurangabad Himroo. Himroo weaving is very characteristic and different. Fabrics and shawls from Aurangabad are much in demand for their unique style and design
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  • Excellent collection of traditional Paithani and Himroo. They are never tired of showcasing and displaying their showpieces.  more »
  • Although the price is lil not high but the products are very good. Owner and staff are helpful and very approachable. Buy few items and am very impressed. Worth visiting.  more »
  • Tucked away in the crowded heart of Aurangabad, Himroo Fabrics is a great place to find shawls, chaddhars, etc. They are meticulously hand-woven and the staff (incl. the owner) were very patient and h...  more »
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  • Best and unique collection of sarees,shawls and dress material . Must visit place in Aurangabad .
  • Beautiful place, Excellent quality products and very hospitable people. Lovely handwoven magic of many kinds in this one place. Must visit if in Aurangabad.
  • This is the only place I have known who sells the himroo and paithani since years. I bought a beautiful Paithani for my wife. Beautiful collection, worth a visit at least once for sure and you will never regret it.
  • Friendly owner, beautiful fabric. No bargaining but good price for beautiful products. Bought a scarf for 1200irp made of cotton and silk.
  • They have kept alive the legacy called as "Himroo", More people should visit here and help in the growth of "the art of ages".

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