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Kashmir Silk Fabric - Fabriclore

Kashmir Silk Fabric

What is Kashmir Silk Fabric?

  • Kashmiri Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles.
  • The protein fiber of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. J&K is the only state which produces the best quality Bivoltile silk. 
  • Weaving and printing of Kashmiri silk are generally not undertaken in Kashmir. However, cocoon rearing is undertaken on a large scale here, which yields the best quality of silk.
  • Rearing cocoons is one of the major occupations of the people of Kashmir. 

History

  • Kashmir’s first silk reeling factory was started at Solina in Srinagar in 1897 under the patronage of British.
  • In 1937, a silk-weaving factory was established at Rajbagh. -
  • By 1961-62, the production of silk in the state went to around 98,000 kg.
  • Since 1890s, silk was produced in an organised manner and exported to the UK.

What Makes it Stand Out?

  • Cashmere is a natural fiber known for its extremely soft feel and insulating properties.
  •  Feel like silk to the touch.
  • Cashmere is significantly warmer and lighter than sheep's wool, and is somewhat similar .
Texture Cashmere fibers are very fine and delicate
Fall Good fall / drape
Shine  Sheen
Sheer Opaque

 

 

Application and Uses

  • Sweaters, hats, dresses, shirts, socks, underwear,thermal gear, hosiery, scarves, blazers, gloves .
Apparel Yes
Home Furnishing  -
Accessories Yes

 Printed Kashmiri silk scarf

Image Reference - http://www.kashmircompany.com/blog/kashmir-silk-scarves-secrets-of-the-fashionistas/

Care Instructions

  • Dry clean only .
  • Avoid direct sun exposure .
  • Iron using silk setting mode . 

Reference links

https://sewport.com/fabrics-directory/cashmere-fabric

https://kashmirmarket.com/kashmir-silk/

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/chandigarh-news/jk-to-weave-a-brand-for-kashmir-silk-101620762328548.html

 


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