Muslin Facts


Whilst contemporary definitions may not always be clear, historically muslin was easily defined. It was defined as being a cotton fabric, characterised by its impressive lightness, as well as distinctive motifs. True muslin was produced solely from a cotton plant that grew exclusively along the banks of a certain stretch of the Brahmaputra River. It was an incredibly delicate, handwoven cloth, with the myth being, that if placed on grass in the morning dew, the cloth would seem to be invisible, so fine and translucent was it.

To know more about this magical fabric, click on the links below:


What’s in a Count?

Classification of Muslin

Demystifying Muslin

Legend of the Missing Thumbs

Verses of the Loom

Weaver’s within the Circle of Attrition 



You can buy the book Muslin. Our Story from Amazon India or directly from Drik office at Panthapath, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Union Heights, Level 7

55-2, Bir Uttam Kazi Nuruzzaman Sarak, West Panthapath, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh

Phone: +880-2-8141817,  9120125