Lais is a nineteenth and early twentieth century Indian (Hindu) term for a form of woven braid

It was made from silk (in both the warp and weft) and metal thread (both plate and passing forms). The term comes from the English word ‘lace.’

See also the TRC Needles entry on Indian 'lace' makers.

Source: WATT, George (1903). Indian Art at Delhi 1903: Being the Official Catalogue of the Delhi Exhibition 1902-1903, Calcutta: Government Printing Press, p. 422.


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