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Friday, August 15, 2008

Shopping In India : Know Your Silk - 4

Guys, in this segment I am going to explore Silk products of India. Because many visitors are willing to buy this product of India but due to lack of knowledge of this particular product they assume that Indian retailers are always ready to cheat them while purchasing silk. So I request them please read all these articles and make sure that what is silk?

Despite rapid industrialization, most of the age-old centres of handloom textiles continue to produce beautifully woven fabrics. Today, silk is not just restricted to saris. It is also sold by the yard.

Indian silks are in great demand with foreign designers who use them extensively in fashion garments. Government and private outlets stock silks all over India. The heavier variety can be used for drapes and upholstery. A wide range of ladies and men's wear like dupattas, garments, fabrics, caps, handkerchiefs, scarves, dhotis, turbans, shawls, ghagras or lehengas, and even quilts, bedcovers, cushions, table-cloths, curtains are made of silk. Crocade borders can be used imaginatively to design clothes, cushions and scarves.

Handlooms form the warp and weft of a region. Just as Patola or Ikat is distinctive to Andhra Pradesh. Kanchipuram saris are associated with Tamil Nadu, cripe de Chine, georgette, chiffon and soft silk with Karnataka and the typical cream, gold-bordered saris in cotton and silk with Kerala.

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03. Shopping In India : Carpets - 3
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