Muslin is a cotton fabric of plain weave. It is made in a wide range of weights from delicate sheers to coarse sheeting. It gets its name from the Indian port town Masulipatnam, known as Maisolos and Masalia in ancient times and the name ‘Muslin’ originated from the name Maisolos. Early Indian muslin was handwoven of uncommonly delicate hand spun yarn, especially in the region of what today is Bangladesh and Indian state of West Bengal .It was imported into Europe for much of the 17th and early 18th centuries.
To resurrect to old tradition, to let the new generation know about this beautifully originated product as our pride the Ministry of Cultural Affairs has jointly collaborated with DRIK, Bangladesh National Museum and Arong and organized a pristine Muslin Festival 2016 starting from 5th February 2016 till 3rd March 2016 at Nalinikanta Vhattashali Display Gallery, Bangladesh National Museum.