What Is Raw Silk?
Raw silk is popularly known as ‘Paat’ in Eastern India, ‘Resham’ in Urdu and Hindu dialect, and ‘Pattu’ in the southern pockets of India. It is the most natural form of delicate fiber which can get easily and smoothly woven into different fabrics and garments mostly sarees.
It is made up of the best of larvae obtained from the cocoons of the silk-producing worms and insects weave in together to form the finest and the most delicate form of texture, which has never faded in its popularity through the decades.
Present Day Scenario
Presently India is considered to be the second largest manufacturer of raw silk. Major states of India have taken over almost 97 % of the raw silk production. Even today every essence of this raw silk fiber is aesthetically dyed and woven manually with intrinsic Silver threads entwined into the fabric to make beautiful and elegant sarees.
Sources Of Inspiration
Very thoughtful and impressive, this mesmerizing fiber presents its radiant appearance crediting to the triangular shaped structure which resembles a prism that enables the Silk fabric to distribute the light hitting from various angles, which generates different colors on the fabric and gives beautiful colors to sarees.
The fabric has always retained its winning position in the world of fashion since day one. There are different varieties which enhance the quality and the essence of a saree. Muga raw silk saree retains its color for a lifetime and when it is spun, a golden based hue gets generated. Tropical Tussar raw silk gives Copper color. Mulberry raw silk is considered to be the best, softest and finest texture of all.
Be it religious functions, marriage ceremonies and many other traditional get-togethers, raw silk sarees possesses the capability of molding into any environment, regardless of the season. Mostly young brides adorn & prefer this fabric which makes the look even more grandeur and royal.
Owing to the popularity, fame and recognition these sarees have earned throughout all the decades, millions of people across the globe have found their interest and attraction towards this fabric, for its never-ending comfort.
As it is highly prone to damage, it is always suggested to avoid the risk of sunlight hitting the saree on a direct basis. In addition to that, one must always keep the saree stain free as that would completely tarnish the look of this fabric. Moreover, it is next to not easy to get rid of the stains without causing any damage.
As these raw silk sarees are mainly chosen as wedding sarees, heavily plated gold, diamond and pearl jewelry bear the capability of complimenting the silky attire to a great extent.
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