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Source on the web?
Where can one find a source for Madras cloth? Unable to locate on the web
I have been looking for "madras" cloth off and on, for over thirty years. The article being considered for deletion is correct about the use of bleeding dyes and a different look after each wash. It shouldn't be delected at this point. I cannot vouch for the reference to The OUtsiders,but that is easily verifiable. INcidentally, that IS a reference -- another reason it should not be deleted. it is in the outsiders. i read the book ♥ jewelzz
I recently went to India and although I never did meet with them, I finally located a group of local artists in the Chennai area who said by email they do make the orignal bleeding dye type cloth. I have not got a picture from them, but that's a thought. They did not dye cloth on a commercial scale.
I found it in an 1897 Sears and Roebuck catalogue now on the net when I looked for 'zephyr' as a type of cloth: ' Zephyr is the very best grade light weight imported Madras cloth'. So I think you should look into old books if you want to know more. Glatisant (talk) 07:10, 10 September 2009 (UTC)