Once again, the drawloom is imbedded in a capital combination in an investment chain.
Velours looms and drawlooms were used from the mid-16th century onwards.
Anne Wardwell had identified these so-called panni tartarici as drawloom
silks woven with gold, and Allsen connects these cloths to the textiles called nasij in the Arabic sources and nakh in Persian, generically meaning woven stuff or textile and then more narrowly denoting a cloth of silk and gold.
He runs a workshop of traditional Indian drawlooms
in Varanasi, which weave samite, lampas and velvet textiles modelled on historical Indian, Iranian and Ottoman silks.