Mulmul is a delicate and fine weave of cotton which is otherwise called muslin. It is nearly around 100 years prior when Bengali weavers first weaved it. Mulmul cotton fabric was one of the valued imports from India to the grounds of England and Scotland. It began showing up in the market there and afterward step by step the nations of the mainland began producing it.
Dhaka in Bangladesh, a piece of India was the primary spot where Mulmul was begun. Under the Mughal rule, Dhaka turned into the capital of the overall muslin exchange. During this time, when the exchange of Mulmul was thriving, the Britishers aggressively attempted to quell it. Since the machine-made and the imported fabric couldn't go after the incomparable hand-woven partner in India, the Britishers chose to wrap up the creation and information by removing the thumbs of the skilled workers.
The creation of Mulmul nearly languished over around two centuries. Step by step it got resuscitated and now it is accessible without any problem. It is additionally not all that costly as it used to be. The fabric is overly delicate, lightweight, and entirely breathable. It is incredible for summers, particularly in the unforgiving summers of India as it rapidly ingests dampness and keeps the individual calm. It gets gentler with each wash. It is anything but difficult to wash and simple to wear. The fabric can be colored effectively and when sewed into pieces of clothing, it ends up being a simple and exquisite outfit.
The British ended the business of the local weavers here for their selfishness, that is, to sell the finished textiles in India. It is said that weavers here were cut up to their thumbs to prevent them from making mulmul fabric also known as muslin. These types of activities had a very adverse effect on the muslin business, as a result, the existence of muslin in Dhaka was lost somewhere.
Muslin festival is organized in Bangladesh to keep the glorious history of muslin and its importance alive in the minds of common people here. Today, among the people of Maslin, it is known as a light, forged, machine-made cotton cloth, which was once a world-famous handmade garment.