Silk, the name resonates with elegance and opulence. These fascinating features make this brilliant fabric “Queen of textiles”
Sericulture in India
With minimal capital requirements and the lucrative nature of production, from rural on-farm and off-farm operations. India being the second largest producer of raw silk in the world, sericulture provides livelihoods to numerous farmers.
How fabulous silk fabrics are made?
Silk and silk fabrics find mention in the Vedic period, around 5000 BC. Sericulture is the production of silk and rearing of silkworms. It includes cultivating mulberry leaves that are used to feed silkworms. Silkworms are reared to produce cocoons that are further used to spin the yarn. Yarn is then used to weave exquisite silk fabrics.
Types of Silk
Mulberry Silk: It is derived from the cocoons of the Bombyx mori, a type of moth
Tussar Silk: It is produced from the larvae of silkworms belonging to the moth genus Antheraea
Muga Silk: It is produced from the larvae of the Assam silkmoth
Eri Silk: It is produced by the Samia ricini caterpillar
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Benefits for Weavers
- Quality assured yarn
- Better price control
- Fabric display
- Optimizing market linkages
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