“Saree”- just one word that embraces an Indian women’s culture. Initially sarees were only worn by temple deities, but that is history now. Sarees have always been an indispensable factor of our culture and heritage. They have always been a venerable items and among’st the most preferred alternative of every Indian women. There are a couple of more Asian countries where women wear sarees but Indian sarees are treated extraordinarily. They are favored not only because they are distinct and fascinating but also due to its extensive variety along with the history behind them.
There is an abundant range in the saree’s worn in our country but one of the most cherished and adored out of all is a “Silk Saree”. It is not just a five to nine yards of cloth, it is a core element of our folklore. It’s been a part of our closet right from our great grandmother’s wardrobe to all budding stylish woman’s collection. Whether a plain event or a grand party, you can never go wrong with a silk saree. Surely, you would be amazed to know that each state in India has their particular specialty of silk sarees.
Silk is familiar as Paat in East India, Pattu in South India and Resham in North India. As most of you are aware that it is a natural fiber produced from the cocoons of a silkworm via a process called Sericulture. Indian Silk industry is an integral part of the Indian Textile Industry. Silk industry is also among’st the oldest industries in India. Currently India is world’s second largest manufacturer of silk. Apart from that, India is also the biggest consumer of Silk as celebrations play a vital role in our day to day life.
Indian silk industry produces essentially four types of natural silks which are Mulburry, Muga, Tussore and Eri silk:
- Tussore popularly known as Tussar silk which is used as a base at different production centers both Hand-loom and Power-loom for a wide range of silk fabrics that are produced namely: Plain Silk Fabrics , Dupion Fabrics, Charka Silk, Chiffon, Chinnon , Crepe, Organza, Satin, Tabby Silk, Murshidabad Silk, Matka Fabric, Ahimsa Silk…etc..
- Mulburry is used as a base in some exclusive creations by the artisans which are quite famous sarees now like Kanjeevaram, Banarasi, Konrad, Mysore silk, Ikat, Chanderi, Paithani, Patola, Baluchari, Bomkai, etc..
- Eri Silk is recognized as ‘poor man’s silk’. It is admired as it produces a strong fabric. Cottage industry in Assam and Meghalaya produce around 95% of the world’s Eri silk. Much like the Mulberry Silk, the Eri Silk is also textured, but the texturing done over it is finer and much more than the mulberry Silk, which basically adds up to the astonishing yellow sheen.
- Muga silk is one of the unique silks in the world from Assam. It is produced only in Assam. The prime factor that makes this Silk offbeat from all other versions is that it is absolutely golden yellow in color and is the most expensive type of Silk. One of the dominant highlights of this Silk is it’s durability. A huge mixture of many categories is available in Muga silk like: hats, caps, scarf’s, wraps, stoles, quilts, bridal wear, upholstery, sarees and Kurtis in India.
“Our style should be as a knot of Silk that can be transferred and launched by the right thread, not raveled and perplexed”. Silk has blended in our life’s and heart intensely. So an upgrade in your silk collection is obligatory. Grab the exquisite silk saree collection and don’t forget to tell us that you cherished!