Madras Muslin Net Fabric

Madras Muslin Net Fabric - Fabriclore

What is Madras Muslin Net Fabric?

  • The cloth is an open gauze ground cloth where an extra weft is inserted to produce a motif, this is then woven into the ground cloth.
  • The surplus floating weft yarn is then cut away after weaving revealing the motif, the edge of the sheared motif shows shorn ends of weft yarn.
  • Madras net is used mainly for furnishing such as curtaining.
Madras Muslin Net Fabric


  • 1st Madras-woven yarn was spun from the "tip-skin" of ancient trees in Madras, India (now Chennai).
  • It made its way to the Middle East and Africa by the 1200's so it could be made into head wraps.
  • Cut to the 14th Century and madras has become more polished and adorned with floral and temple designs.
  • Until plaid made an appearance in the 17th Century, this became the traditional dress of Madras residents.    
Madras Muslin Net Fabric

Application and Uses


Pants, shirts, dresses, jackets, etc   

Reading next

Lawn Fabric - Fabriclore
Anti Microbial Fabric - Fabriclore

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.