Sussi or susi (Soosey, Sousae) was a term for multicolored striped or checked cloth produced in the Indian subcontinent. Sussi was thin handloom fabric made of cotton, silk, or a blend of the two, with colored warp stripes. Punjab region was known for its production and exports during the Mughal period. Sussi was most often made with red and blue, blue and white, or green and white stripes, but other patterns were also produced. The fabric was exported to England, where sousaes were in great demand in the 18th century.
The fabric was 10 to 20 yards long and one yard in width.
Sussi Types and ProductionEdit
Sussi along with other cotton varieties was produced at Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, Peshawar, Lahore, Multan, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jhang, Shahpur, Jalandhar, Delhi, Gurgaon, Rohtak, Karnal, Rewari, Panipat and in Sindh. Salari was a type of handloom-produced sussi made at Kalabagh in Mianwali District, Pakistan.
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