Did You Know about Silk Saree?
- Silk is a continuous protein filament secreted by specific types of caterpillars known as Silk Worms.
- Silk has a natural sheen, inherent affinity for rich colours and high moisture absorbance.
- Silk has light weight, low heat conductivity, low static current generation, resilience and excellent drape.
- Silk is a cherished fabric, and a multitude of weaving techniques and styles have been employed since ages – to craft amazing sarees from the silk yarn.
- Silk is all-time bridal favorite in Indian Sub-continent.
- Silk in the Indian subcontinent is a luxury good. In India, about 97% of the raw mulberry silk is produced in the Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
- Mysore and North Bangalore, the upcoming site of a US$20 million “Silk City”, contribute to a majority of silk production.
- Another emerging silk producers are Salem, Erode and Dharmapuri districts of Tamil Nadu.
- Famous Silk variants are Mysore Silk, Banarasi Silk, Kanjivaram Silk (Kanchipuram Silk), Chanderi Silk, Paithani Silk, Uppada Silk and Assam Silk.