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                                    Pure silk – nature’s boon for shine and lustre in fabrics.

The Indian woman and silk fabrics are made for each other. If for the woman, it is the love for the enchanting lure of gossamer material, so light, so shiny and diaphanous that gives a new meaning to fabrics. The fabric material silk also needs the encouragement of tradition to show off its sensational brilliance through the allure and appeal of the sarees donned by the Indian woman.

The properties of silk

Silk, a natural protein fiber, has brought natural shine and lustre to fabrics. Made up of fibroin and produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons, the mulberry silkworm Bombyx Mori reared in cultivated environment domestically, produces what is known to the world as pure silk. The shimmering appearance of silk is due to refraction of incoming light from different angles, thus producing different colors.

The superiority of pure silk in comparison

Silks are produced by several other insects, but generally only the silk of moth caterpillars has been used for textile manufacturing. There are a variety of wild silks, produced by caterpillars other than the mulberry silkworm, that have been known to have a scale of production much smaller than that of cultivated silks. Reasons given are that domesticated silkworms are bred scientifically through a strictly controlled diet of mulberry leaves and the environment kept conducive for the making of cocoons by the silkworms. Naturaly the silk is of continuous long length staples, of good texture and feel about it since the silk yarn is reeled in without breaks from the cocoon directly, ensuring better strength of the silken fabrics. Wild silkworms, not ‘diet controlled’ nor under close observation, the reeling in is not continuous and with multiple breaks the overall texture and strength of the silken fibres is affected.

The use of Silk and availability

South Indian States have an ancient tradition to have only silken sarees for weddings, festivals and other auspicious ceremonies. Once worn only by royalty and upper classes, today no household in South India would not be having at least one silk saree. Pure silk sarees once the privilege of hubs like Mysore, Kanchipuram, Dharmavaram only, is today available at places like Arani, Rasipuram, Narayanpet, Uppada etc.in the South. Traditionally Banaras, Sambalpur, Baluchar, Aurangabad, etc. are hubs which have been providing pure silk sarees since long.

The endearing properties of silk

Silk has good strength, one of the best in fabric fibres. A natural shine, soft, smooth textured, pure silk is not slippery like many other fibres. Pure silk fabrics have universal appeal for the regal feel they provide. The purity of pure silk from the domestic silkworm serves as a comparison standard for fabrics with its yarn filament consider as 1 denier. The thickness or fineness of other yarn fibres are compared using this as reference. Silk's absorbency makes it comfortable to wear in warm weather and while active. Its low conductivity keeps warm air close to the skin during cold weather. It finds application in all kinds of apparel and furnishings and today hardly any area in fabrics has been left untouched where the presence of silk is un-noticed.

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