The Finest Clothing of all – SILK

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The Finest Clothing of all – SILK

• The story of Silk – Draping of Richness and Ethnicity!

• The types and benefits of silk clothing.

Wearing a silk saree brightens any ceremony, festivals, events and special occasions. The silk cloth comes with several forms of outfits and not only in the form of sarees. However, the silk saree stands out to be the ultimate ethnic wear displaying the richness and attitude of a woman. Silk is most valued rather than other types of clothing due to its fineness. This article is to imbibe the things about the finest clothing of all – Silk. We are here to narrate the story of silk and not to provide material to just read and forget. As silk is highly valued in our nation, it is often draped like a saree. Obviously, as a child, all of us might have wondered where silk comes from and how silk is defined. Haven’t you? Well, Thanks to our science book and teacher who taught us the existence of silk and how it is produced. However, we might have missed out on certain interesting parts of science. You can get it briefly by continuing the read. . .

THE DEFINITION OF SILK:

Silk is naturally protein-based which comes from the cocoons of different insects, especially the mulberry kind. This in turn is produced by the mulberry silkworm. Produced from animal protein, silk is naturally an insulator that works warm during cold weather and works cool during hot weather when we wear it in any form. This is how the name “silkworm” flashes on our minds when we come across silk clothing sections in textile shops. For years, Silk is known to be one of the finest clothing. It is not only used in the textile industry but also in several other industries and productions. This lustrous fabric holds a special place amid humans because of its luxury, soft and fine texture and ethnicity. These are the major reasons why people have silk as the first thing on their ethnic-wear list.

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HEARD OF SERICULTURE?

Most people are not familiar with the term sericulture. Taking care of caterpillars or larvae, especially the domesticated silkworm to produce raw silk is known as Sericulture. It is otherwise known as silk farming. Howbeit, the process of producing silk includes two methods such as taking care of the silkworm right from the egg stage to the cocoon stage and growing mulberry trees which provide the main source of food to the insects. If you are not aware of the sericulture department, you can browse through the internet as it is flooded with information you want. You can even take up the degree course (B. Sc. Sericulture) to know more about the rearing of silkworms for raw silk. Doesn’t it sound interesting? Well, this is the initial process of producing silk. For sure, this might have presented you with a clear explanation of silk farming to a certain extent. How about visiting a silk farming place? If you get a chance, then make use of it.

VARIOUS TYPES OF SILKS AVAILABLE IN INDIA:

Silk gives us multiple options of various kinds. When it comes to different types of silks, it is based on the species of the silkworm and the leaves it feeds. It is thus categorized as Mulberry and Non-Mulberry silk in general. Read on. . .

MULBERRY SILK:

Mulberry silk offers the undefinable softness and smoothness which is experienced while draping a silk saree. India ranks second in the production of Mulberry silk. Mulberry silkworm feeds on mulberry leaves.

NON-MULBERRY SILK OR VANYA SILK:

Otherwise known as Wilder types of Silk, Non-Mulberry types include Tussar, Muga and Eri. In this case, the silkworms feed on wild plants and provide different colours and textures in the outcome – raw silk. Wondering what’s Vanya Silk? Known to be another name of Non-mulberry silk, Vanya is derived from the word “Vana” which directly .means forest or wild.

AHIMSA SILK:

This particular type of silk does not go through the process of boiling the cocoons, instead, it allows the larvae to turn into moths and shatters the cocoon. This provides shattered pieces of a long filament which then is whirled together to provide a long yarn. This is the process of how Ahimsa silk is produced naturally with slight changes in the farming process.

By knowing the story of silk and its production, we have come to the end of the article which is the benefits of wearing silk. Did you know wearing silk comes with some effective health benefits? Well, check it out.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF WEARING SILK:
AIDS IN ECZEMA AND ASTHMA:

With the help of the natural protein structure, silk is considered to be good in hypoallergenic properties. This makes silk clothing suitable for all skin types thereby averting the storage of dust and mites. People who are allergic to other materials can choose silk as it is more compatible. So, it is a boon for those with eczema. On the other hand, the hypoallergenic property of silk is beneficial in treating asthma.

ENHANCES SLEEP:

Sleeping in silk? Yes, it is one of the luxury ways of snoozing as it helps you fall asleep faster. This is possible because of the sheen and soft texture of the silk material. Do not run too deep to know the reason but it is all about the comfort it offers. There is no wonder why it is gaining popularity among beddings manufacturers. The softness can enhance your sleeping quality naturally. So, are you going to have a bedroom makeover? Consider instilling silk beddings though!

DELAYS AGEING:

Wearing silk is all that matters at the end of the day. The rejuvenation you experience is for real which makes you feel feather in the air. More to the delight, the presence of silk amino acids in the material is shown lowering the signs of ageing including wrinkles. Using silk beddings or pillowcases can retain the moisture on your skin which is essential for young-looking skin. Moreover, silk cools down the nervous system thereby infusing the necessary relaxation.

Thus, this article imbibes things about the finest clothing of all – Silk.

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