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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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  • They explained about the silk weawing process and the hole-punch equipment used. Silk scarfs with patterns matching the beautiful paintings found in the Ajanta caves were shown.  more »
  • My search for local specialty landed us at Himroo Fabrics. Very fine weaving and intricate designs. very courteous and helpful staff too. Wonder why the art or weave is not as promoted as the other we...  more »
  • The staff was helpful, informative, and very personable. The owner even came by the shop to show us (group of 15) how the weaving actually works and personally explained the history of the family busi...  more »
  • 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.
  • best place for original himroo
  • Himroo: Handwoven Himroo material is a traditional Aurangabad speciality. Himroo May be woven with silk,wool,cotton or Jari(silver golden thread). Traditionally it was only woven in Cotton(warp) and silk(weft). It was a Cheaper alternative for KIMKHAB, the more lavish brocade of silk n gold thread woven for royalty in 14th century. The weaves incorporate plain lines woven in diffrent patterns,geomatrical designs, designs inspired by nature, floral motifs, motif from the paintings from Ajanta caves, carvings from Ellora caves, Bibi Ka Maqbara and Taj Mahal.  History:                 The word "himroo" originated from persian word "hum-ruh" which means similar. Made from cotton and silk. It has its origin in the ancient style of weaving knwon as jamevar in kashmir and was introduced to the south(deccan) by Muhammad bin Tughlak when he shifted his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad in 14th century for the warmer climate. Along with him came many weavers and settled here in Aurangabad. During the migration back to Delhi, several weavers chose to stay back. They did not wanted to Go back to delhi as the conditions were favorable for making himroo in deccan.                 A luxurious extra weft figured fabric with a cotton base and a silk or art silk weave, himroo is ideal for rich stoles and furnishing material. The design are geometrical, hexagons and of fruits like pomogranate,pineapple; and flowers like rose, ajanta lotus, jasmine, designs of flowering creeper, running designs formed with leaves and stem which interlock sometimes to form intricate patterns. Himroo uses Persian design, and is very characteristic and distinctive in appearence. According to Historians Himroo Originated in Persia. During the regime of Malik Amber when City was founded in 1610, many weavers were attracted to Aurangabad. Aurangzeb's times n laters Mughals, Aurangabad became capital for handicraft industry n art of himroo grew tremendously. members of royal family and the elite patronaged Himroo.Beside Shwals others products were woven out from himroo like coats, jackets, bedsheets, pillow cases, curtains n furnishing material. During the times of Nizam's of Hyderabad, Himroo sherwanis were made from himroo fabrics and it became so popular that they became intrinsic part of the wedding attire of the groom.
  • Reasonable price, good product but less collections