Second largest producer of silk after China and the largest consumer of silk in the world, India has had a major tradition of wearing silk sarees, especially for weddings and other special occasions. Silk sarees have also been a status symbol. The beauty and the shine of the silk fabric makes the person wearing them look sophisticated and elegant at the same time.
Known as Resham in North India, Paat in Eastern India and Pattu is South India, Indian Silk has a long history. Evidence suggests that silk was produced in China around 2570 BC and earlier. However, It is believed to have been cultivated in South Asia during 2450 and 2000 BC. The chinese silk cloth was introduced in india by the traders & it became very popular among the Kings & the royals.
Silk sarees are an inevitable part of every woman in India. They wear it for special occasions like wedding, festivals, religious occasions and so on. According to the archaeological surveys made, it was revealed that sericulture existed in South Asia in the Indus Valley Civilization during the time from 2450 BC to 2000 BC. In China, silk was believed to have been produced around 2570 BC and earlier. Traders from China introduced silk in India. This fabric became very popular among the kings and rich people and soon silk weaving centers were established in India. 97% of the silk produced in India is in the five states - Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Jammu and Kashmir.
Silk saree is soft and comfortable to wear. Since silk fabric is made from natural fiber, it does not cause any skin allergy. Pure silk is natural protein fiber and is very strong. Nowadays artificial silk is also available, which is manmade cellulosic fiber. It is not as strong as pure silk. The artificial silk saree is cheaper than the pure silk saree, but the quality is not as good as that of pure silk.
Traditional silk sarees are made by experienced and highly skilled weavers. The art of weaving is passed for generations in the family, so that the art never dies off. Some of the specific types of silk sares in India are Arani silk, Banarasi silk, Gadwal silk, Dharmavaram silk, Kanchipuram silk, Kora silk, Karnataka silk, Narayanpet silk, Mysore silk, Patola sarees, Pochampally silk, Seemavaram silk, Uppada silk, Valkalam silk and Venkatagiri silk. Kanchipuram silk in South and Banarasi silk in North are very famous and worn by the brides on their wedding. Silk sarees for wedding are usually of bright colors like red, maroon, royal blue, yellow and so on. They are embellished with golden or silver zari works, motifs, mirror works, embroidery, beads, stones and so on.
Silk saree designs vary from simple designs to intricate designs. Usually these designs are inspired by the nature, religious events, festivals etc. Mango, leaves, peacock, scenes from epics, flowers etc are very popular. Temple designs are also now available. With changing times, weavers are now introducing latest silk saree designs, which are contemporary and modern.
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