Indian Silk Sarees


Indian silk industry is famous for producing quality and fine silk. This is one of the oldest industries in India. Silk sarees are also made of fine silk. The industry mainly produces three kinds of silks i.e. Eri silk, Mulburry, Tussore and Muga. The main centers of Indian silk industry are in West Bengal, Karnataka, Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Sericulture or silkworm is involved for the production of silk in India. The secret behind the production of silk in high amount in India includes huge domestic market, variable silk manufacturing system, lots production and demand, great export, skilled labors at low cost and expertise at industrial level as well. All these factors are behind the success of silk industry in India. Silk sarees are also produced due to these factors. Pure silk is used to create beautiful silk sarees.

There are many traditional silk sarees such as Tussar sarees, Banarasi sarees, Bomkai sarees, Kanjeevaram sarees, Baluchari sarees, Konrad sarees, Patola sarees, Mysore silk sarees, Paithani sarees, Chanderi sarees and Pochampally Ikat sarees. Artisans use silk to design these sarees in a beautiful way. Tussar is the mainly produced fabric in the non-mulberry silk. Tussar silk is produced in huge quantity in India.

Artisans produce a wide range of saris in pure silk fabric. Banarasi sari is made of silk fabric with additional thread designs such as dense border designs with designer end piece. Banaras brocade sari commonly contains refined colors. Patola sari is another beautiful outfit made of pure silk.

Ikat saree industry is very popular in Rajkot, Guajarat. It is known for producing patola and attractive geometric designs in the weft threads. The clothing is popular for its unique designs and patterns. Block printed silk saris are known in Srinagar produced with delicate touch. Though block printed silk sarees are little costly, their designs are simply awesome.

The embroidered block printed and tinsel sarees are usually produced with gold dust and flakes of mica. At times silk sarees are made with directed and resist printed designs. Zari threads are also incorporated on the borders and end pieces of the clothing. The clothing depicts the stunning thematic work by the skilled artisans.