Mashroo is a fabric being woven in
Kutch and Patan for many centuries.
It is essentially a satin weave fabric
using silk and cotton. Over the last
couple of decades art silk replaced
silk. This traditional weaving was
almost extinct. It was being done
in the area around Mandvi. The efforts
of Hiralaxmi Memorail Craft Park have
ensured that one artisan has restarted
this work and has enough orders to
continue production. We hope to stabilize
this weaver and then encourage other
weavers to do this work. Presently
the craft needs only its samples to
be kept in the resource center and
ensure that the weaver gets orders
on a regular basis so that other weavers
are encouraged to join this trade.
Based on the success of the one weaver
a plan will be made for further expansion
of the production.