Talk:Madras (cloth)

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Source on the web?[edit]

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 will see if I can dig up their website. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.47.243.132 (talk) 05:00, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Source[edit]

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)

It's also mentioned in chapter 4 of "Norwegian Wood" by Haruki Murakami. "(...) and a guy in a madras jacket called out to her (...)" Michau (talk) 02:01, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Allmost entire article copied from external source?[edit]

AFAIKS everything after the first two paragraphs is simply copied from the article linked to: http://www.orvis.com/news/products-we-love/checkered-past-a-brief-history-of-the-madras-plaid-shirt/ .... SajmonDK (talk) 12:05, 26 November 2015 (UTC)

Yep...the whole thing sounds like it was lifted from a retail catalog.... PurpleChez (talk) 17:52, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
This article is simply a cut-and-paste job from the Orvis catalogue. An actual Wikipedia article on this subject remains to be written.--71.36.99.75 (talk) 10:07, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Madras (cloth)/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

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.

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 will see if I can dig up their website.

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Last edited at 05:02, 3 August 2008 (UTC). Substituted at 22:47, 29 April 2016 (UTC)