Textile hub Bangladesh revives muslin, the forgotten elite fabric

With wooden spinning wheels and hand-drawn looms, Bangladesh is painstakingly resurrecting a fabric once worn by Mughal emperors, Marie Antoinette and Jane Austen, but long thought forever lost to history.
Dhaka muslin was stitched from threads so fine that popular folklore in European parlours held that a change in the light or a sudden rain shower would render its wearer apparently naked.
The quest to bring back Bangladeshi muslin began with a painstaking five-year search for the specific flower used to weave the fabric, which only grows near the capital, Dhaka.

Al Jazeera’s Tanvir Chowdhury reports from Narayanganj, Bangladesh .

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