Silk is a syombol of prosperity since ancient times,early accounts of silk worn by Chinese Kings,Queens and wealthy merchants (202B.C. - 220A.D.) From Han province makes it quite evident that silk originated first in China.It is quite famously perceived notion that it was from China silk reached India,Iran,Egypt and far off western countries,this widely spread trade of Silk all the way from China to other eastern countries and Europe ,baptised the route as silk road.Infamous loots of silk on this route by dacoits is enough to titillate the senses of a person who has any interest in Silk and it's origin.
The question remains the same though,what makes silk the most sorted out fabric in the world,it's texture??the shimmer??the feels to which even Gods can swear by??These factors obviously add a star to it's demand but they are not the only ones responsible for it's starlet like attraction.Silk is derived from the cocoon of a Mulberry silkworm,the transition period when the pupae hibernates wrapping itself in it's own larva.Though it may sound a bit violent to some,but the young pupae is pricked or dipped in hot boiling water to die for the threads of cocoon that is the raw silk.Breeding of silkworms is an expensive measure and that's what makes it unique.
Even in India like everywhere else,silk suggests wealth.Though accounts of silk kurtis in historic light may not be much,silk kurtis have always been a part of North Indian provincial parts of punjab of undivided India.Tradition of wearing silk kurtis as part of bridal attire goes beyond the realms of wealth.Even in South India which is famous for it's high quality silk and the love for silk it showcases in It's day to day dressing,silk kurtis have nearly occupied the stage held by silk sarees and the traditional blouse and skirt.India’s diversity is quite evident even in the varieties of silk found in different parts of the country.Bhagalpuri silk,Bengali silk,Oriya silk,Benarasi silk are some names renowned even internationally.
In this present era of brief working hours and the ongoing demand to look good and feel good at the same time.Silk kurtis have turned out to be one in hand solution to demands as such.The airy texture,exotic feels and rich look of it makes it a must have piece of cloth to have in your wardrobe.So if the stress of work is taking sleep from your eyes and you have started to worry about looking older than your age,silk is up for a quick rescue cos studies suggest that silk sheets prevents wrinkles and reduce the wear and tear of body cells helping you to stay younger.So now you know what they exactly mean by Silk touch!!
Hollywood celebs like Uma karuna Thurman,Princess Diana and Sarah Fergusan are some quick names to add to the list of silk kurti lovers.While bollywood celebrity's love for silk kurtis is a chapter in itself,you find Aishwarya rai bachchan sporting Silk kurtis in every second occasion,also Dia mirza's affection to designer silk kurtis adding to her oomph is no secret.Karishma kapoor,kareena kapoor,Soha Ali khan,Juhi Chawla are some other names for whom definition of classic comfort is a designer silk kurti or a salwar suit.
Wearing silk makes one get a notch closer to exotism,from Shaadis to pujas or a visit to a friend on Diwali,a go getter when it's traditional day in office,team up a silk kurti with jhumkas and you are ready to dance out a bestie's Sangeet or to meet his parents.Though silk kurti shopping requires no peculiar reason,the fast approaching wedding season and with cousin's special friend's cousin's wedding and Sangeet being lined up,a quick investment in a silk kurti or two never harms.A girl has to eat,isn't it??
At mirraw our dedicated designers overtime their skills to design something,others haven't even though of yet.The classic thread embroidered silk kurtis in colours so lustrous that one feels like loading their wardrobe with every colour available in line.The highly appraised pakistani style suits and kurtis with colours so mellow that it feels like they are designed keeping in mind the elegance of women everywhere in the world.The hand embroidered anarkalis,the long length silk kurtis with banana necks and artfully structured v necks to accentuate the beauty of women structure,the prints and the designs are all a work of art in themselves.