Known for its royal beginnings, this weave has been romanticized in movies and immortalized in music. This soft, flowing and fine weave was first made by Bengali weavers and exclusively worn by royalty
Weaving mulmul fabric requires such intricacies and skill, that these weavers were highly respected and paid during the Mughal empire, but gravely suffered with the advent of the British. In order to kill competition of the factory-manufactured cloth, these handweavers were subjected to extreme torture and unemployment. This has made the mulmul an even more loved part of India’s culture and history.
The elegant, featherlight, and soft fabric is made from an art that has passed through generations of traditional weavers in Bengal who have managed to keep the art alive, despite the harsh conditions and attempts to suppress the art. Each mulmul saree inherits with it, the story of each of those weavers that have struggled to sustain the art.