Category Archives: Silk

SILK MARK – Safeguarding the Purity and Sanctity of Silk

Silk holds an important place in Indian culture. It plays a role in many religious ceremonies, weddings, and special occasions in general. Once reserved exclusively for the more affluent members of society, silk has now become more affordable and accessible … Continue reading

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Story of Tasar

A 4000 year old yarn! Tussar silk continues to be one of the more common varieties of non-mulberry silk, with India being one of the largest producers of Tussar silk. What makes it stand out is the inherent sheen, texture … Continue reading

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Silk Mark Pilgrimage – Gharchola

All about gharchola Gharchola sarees are traditionally made in the Khambhat region of Gujarat. Literally translated, gharchola means women’s house wear. However, that’s a bit of a misnomer, as they are often worn during weddings, religious ceremonies, and other occasions. … Continue reading

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The importance of authenticity in silk

How SMOI continues to maintain silk quality The Chinese were the first to create silk under the tutelage of their Queen, who discovered the fabric when she accidentally dropped a silkworm cocoon in her steaming pot of jasmine tea. The … Continue reading

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Indian Silk

The Amazing World of Indian Silk The Wondrous Fibre of India Silk is the most revered and valued fibre of all the textile fibres in India. In India, silk is considered to be pure and holy, and no religious function … Continue reading

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Export Made Easy – II

EXPORT MADE EASY! HOW TO START AND EXCEL IN YOUR EXPORTS AND MAKE OPTIMUM OUT OF EXPORT PROMOTION SCHEMES [Question and answer format of this article on Exports appeared in one of the issues of Silk Mark Vogue. The author … Continue reading

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Exports Made Easy

EXPORT MADE EASY! HOW TO START AND EXCEL IN YOUR EXPORTS AND MAKE OPTIMUM OUT OF EXPORT PROMOTION SCHEMES [Question and answer format of this article on Exports appeared in one of the issues of Silk Mark Vogue. The author … Continue reading

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Nakshi Kantha – The pride of Bengal

[Author is Shri. Santanu Guha Thakurtha of Prayaash Design Studio and this article appeared in one of the issues of Silk Mark Vogue magazine ] Etymologically the word “Kantha” originally suggests a light quilt of mild winters and cool monsoon … Continue reading

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Patola Sarees – Pride of Gujarath

[Written by Dr. K. Mohan Rao, Scientist, Central Silk Board  and appeared in one of the issues of Silk Mark Vogue magazine] Patola means “Queen of Silks”. The Patola Silk Sarees are one of the finest varieties of handloom silk saree … Continue reading

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TASAR EXTRAVAGANZA – THREADS OF ANTIQUITY

by Chitra Balasubramaniam , a freelance journalist [This article appeared in the earlier issue of Silk Mark Vogue] Tasar silk is quite familiar to all of us, one of the most popular of silks today, tasar is liked for its … Continue reading

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