Do you know about Special features and Weaving of Kanchipuram Silk Sarees?
Every Silk saree is different from others, so is Kanchipuram Silk saree. It is a Woven saree made up of Pure Mulberry Silk. This saree belongs to South India and looks royal on anyone who wears it. The one thing that makes it even better is gold and silver zari work. It gives a heavy effect on it. You will admire its thick, strong and stiff vibes, which means these are quite durable and tough. These are found with a different style of the pallu, which makes it unique from another kind of sarees. And these sarees can weigh around two kilos.
What is Mulberry Silk Thread?
Mulberry Silk threads are high-quality silk threads that care made from silkworms that are fed only on Mulberry leaves. It is one of the finest silk types and that’s why they are expensive. The Silkworms of Bombyx mori moth is used to make this kind of silk. This is also known as cultivated and bombyx silk. These threads are 100% natural, odourless and hypoallergenic. These will give the uniform colour and texture which you will admire to wear. There are no two ways why mulberry silk threads are counted as the luxurious and durable kind of silk.
How to Identify Original Kanchipuram Silk Sarees?
Kanchipuram Silk Sarees are from Kanchipuram, South India. It is worn on festivals and celebrations. The original Kanchipuram Saree is found in 9-yards or 6-yards on length with the real gold and silver zari work. It will cost you between 7000/- and 2,00,000/-. These have the contrasting body and border look. These also have the silk mark. Also, if the zari threads are not in golden and silver colour, don’t assume it to be original. Try to do the thread test if you are confused. The original silk threads will leave the burnt leather or hair smell. Also, the original ones will leave ash.
What are the difference between Hand Loom and Machine Loom Kanchipuram Silk Sarees?
The Handloom and Machine Loom Kanchipuram Silk sarees are different from each other. The Handloom has the weft and warp look and is done with hands. It is done with the help of a wooden beam. The machine looms ones is the technological way to produce silk saree. It has replaced the traditional designing process, where the image of the motif is scanned and then traced and filled with the bitmaps. The whole work is done with the help of machines. The Handloom Kanchipuram Silk sarees are expensive than Machine Loom Kanchipuram Silk sarees as here the manpower is involved. The whole work is done using hands and it requires a lot of skill.
How to iron Kanchipuram Silk Sarees at Home?
The best way to Iron your Kanchipuram silk saree is by putting a cloth on it and then iron. Don’t iron it directly as it can easily attract heat. Also, it will affect its shine. Set its temperature and don’t iron it with a hot iron. Steam iron is the best option when you are doing it at home as it will balance out the heat. Doing it with light hands will also help. Avoid ironing in back and forth motion as it can stretch the threads. You should only wear it once the fabric is cooled down. It is because these are expensive, delicate and torn easily.