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How to check pure silk....    [19 July 2014 , 06:05 PM ]

Take a few threads from the warp and weft and burn them from their ends. When the thread stops burning, a very tiny ash ball might be left behind.Rub the ball in-between your fingers and smell the powdered ash. If it is pure silk, it will smell like burnt hair. Silk, wool, leather and hair all burn alike and form an ash ball. In case of artificial silk, the fibers will flare and burn out quickly there will be neither ash ball nor smell like burnt hair. This silk fabric test is sure to help you while buying silk fabric.Take a few threads from the warp and weft and burn them from their ends. When the thread stops burning, a very tiny ash ball might be left behind.Rub the ball in-between your fingers and smell the powdered ash. If it is pure silk, it will smell like burnt hair. Silk, wool, leather and hair all burn alike and form an ash ball. In case of artificial silk, the fibers will flare and burn out quickly there will be neither ash ball nor smell like burnt hair. This silk fabric test is sure to help you while buying silk fabric.

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Different types of Natural Silk    [22 July 2014 , 06:29 PM ]

There are only four types of natural silk commercially exploited out of over five hundred different types of Silk spinning worms and they are Mulberry, Tasar, Eri & Muga. The later three varieties are collectively branded as ‘Vanya’ Silk literally meaning forest and a term to denote wild silks. India is the only country producing all the four types of natural silk.

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