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The silk yarn chronicle

April 25, 2017

The silk yarn chronicle

Textile is one of the most primitive practices that has survived as one of the major forms of occupation till date. With the changes in methods and forms, this has gone under modification throughout the times to get acclimatized with the changing technology and social scenarios. The weaving methods have improved and become faster and flawless with the introduction of machine looms replacing the handlooms. However, the ethnic essence that a handloom weaving entails is something that hardly has any substitutes. Silks, one of the finest of the textile varieties, can be traced back to ancient times. The Chinese historical records reveal the existence of silk fabric even during the times of early civilizations. With the natural lustre and quality fibers, silk has been the fabric that has withstood the test of time. Primarily known for its glossy texture, silk is the fabric that owes its origin to animals, primarily insects. The species named Bombyx Mori is the source from which silk is extracted. The prism shape of the silk fibers contributes to its gloss resultant upon the refraction of light. Any caterpillar produces cocoon as a part of metamorphosis. However, most of these are related to wild silk fibers whereas the silkworm cocoon produces the best quality silk only. For commercial use, natural production of the pupa is not enough. Silkworm is cultured to gain a mass scale production. The silkworms are fed with mulberry leaves to produce the best quality silk fabric with superior luster and strength.

The variety in store

 

Owing to the regional distribution of sericulture and the different varieties of worms used, silk has multiple variants like bhagalpuri silk, Bishnupuri silk, raw silk, Chinese silk and much more. It has been an endeavor from Roopkatha to rehash the stories of silk in a fresh manner so as to make the illustrations livelier. A silk saree always reflects the vigor and excellence of sophistication and class regardless of its color or design. The texture itself weaves a cobweb of mystery around it. Comfortable throughout the seasons, silk sarees are breathable and can be worn for any occasion.

A choice that will keep you ahead

Indulge into the fresh trends and smart pick a silk saree from Roopkatha’s array. Each saree tells a unique story of superior craftsmanship, excellent hand loom weaving, alluring shades and artistic endeavors to bring out the original art forms of India. Enrich your collection of sarees with one of these silk sarees woven with splendor and expertise to feel the charm of beauty, personified. Fashion is sure to take a sharp bend as you wear a Roopkatha silk saree with trendy jewelleries and matching accessories.




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