Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Silk Sarees Fashion - Latest Indian Saree Designs
Silk History – This is one of the most precious offerings of the nature. This has a very ancient history.
This was used as early as 1725 BC., which is supposed to have been discovered by a Chinese princess and sponsored by the empress. It was quite for a long time the manufacturing methods were unfamiliar to all till about 2500 to 3000 years BC. Japan is the major silk producing and exporting country. No other fabric is as soft as silk is and as such its fall on the body is also alike exotic and sensual. It has various uses, from to saree to carpets, furnishings and embroidery. The isothermal properties of silk are the reason to keep warm in the winter and cool in summer. Its hosts of other qualities are the reason for its much demand. Its strength and superiority enable intricate and delicate embroidery and also to be used in operational theatres for stitches. Silk is still respected in Japan and is put into use by all.
China export silk to other countries at this time and there after it had been expanded to other places who have also learnt the art of manufacturing silk for commercial purposes. Silk carpet making was not a Chinese tradition but it was born of wool weaving of nomadic tribes. The Kimno is the most important Japanese garments work with lag, widely cut lose trousers. The colors used were given a hazy landscape.
Silk Weaving in India
India has also a rich and varied culture of silk as China and Japan have. The civilization of Harappa and Mohenjo Daro is very famous all over the world. About 4000 years ago these people had lived vary rich culture and aware of using dye with madder, who did not confine to be in one place but travel to other chairs on sea roots. The India’s rich and complex textile history goes back as old as 15th century which was also famous for sculpture and paintings. Unlike the other countries the silk history of India is different. The climatic conditions and geographical features contribute a lot for its evolutions. The indigenously produced silk moths, whose cocoons give silk thread, that is mostly suited for weaving are grown widely.
Silk was used mostly because it was considered to be pure which need not be washed. For Party, luxury and elegance finely woven silk was given more importance. There is another type of silk wherein one does not have to end the life of a cocoon of whose of whose fiber is fallen out after it is dead. The silk garments produced under this process are used by the Jains and orthodox Brahmins who believes in that this process is the best, since killing of the insect is not done for obtaining the silk.