Himroo Weaving of Aurangabad,Maharashtra and Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Himroo Weaving of Aurangabad,Maharashtra and Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Himroo, a traditional brocade, with a history extending back to Mughal times, is an extra-weft, figured fabric. A complex weave, decorated with figurative motifs it was originally woven in running lengths to be made-up into Shervanis - the traditional dress of the Mughal courts. Now woven into shawls and other unstitched garments, Himroo is a craft that is languishing.

This special cotton brocade is woven on a throw-shuttle loom and has a complicated technique of weaving. The design, planned by the Naksh bandh is usually geometric and floral, with birds and animals patterns woven in too. Intricate creeper designs are popular.

     Share on Facebook

NOW available addresses of over 60,000 weavers & craftspeople working in more than 1000 crafts categories across India

Updated Weekly



The Asia Inch Encyclopedia is building a permanent, long-term archive of writings that have enduring cultural, historic and evidentiary value. Read the collected writings of -
Ashoke Chatterjee,
Judy Frater,
Paula Manfredi,
Carolyn Jongeward,

And others


Bookmark and Share


By Crafts


By States


To view a list of all the crafts, click on search.