Sunday, August 31, 2014

Mysore Silk Sarees from Pothys

A silk saree is a sense of pride for any Indian women for its exquisite design and luxurious lustre. Among the various types of silk sarees in India, ‘Mysore silk’ is known for its minimalistic design, vibrant colours and the rich feel of the fabric. This hand spun traditional silk is one of the purest forms of silk in India with the usage of pure silk and 100% pure gold zari (a golden coloured thread containing 65% of silver and 0.65% of gold).

Mysore silk is the trademark for the silks manufactured by Karnataka Silk Industry Corporation (KSIC). The making of these exquisite silks can be dated back to 1912 when the maharaja of Mysore imported 32 looms from Switzerland to manufacture silks just to meet the requirements of the royal family and the ornamental fabrics of his armed forces. However, the organised production started only in 1980, after the factory was handed over to Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation which is commonly known as KSIC. At present,the Mysore silk factory produces more than 35,000 metres of pure silk fabric per month and nearly 4,25,000 meters per year, which are made into beautiful sarees and dress materials.

These Mysore silk sarees are going through many changes and makeovers by adding new styles with a range of colours to make the already popular silk form even more attractive and tempting. There are around 300 wide varieties of colours used in making these sarees with almost 115 vivid design combinations. The beauty of these sarees lies in the intricate work of the ‘Zari’, which is the golden lace border running throughout the edges of the saree.

Now-a-days, some of the Indian traditional designs like Bhandhini and kasturi embroidery are infused into the making of Mysore silk sarees to cater to a wider audience from different regions. To preserve the authenticity of these silk sarees KSIC has introduced ‘Fusion Label’ which is a Nano-technology hot press which has made counterfeiting impossible. This revolutionary initiative is on the lines by the similar decision taken Silk Mark Organisation of India of the Union ministry of textiles.

If you want to own these aristocratic silk sarees which has adorned the kings and queens of Mysore for decades, you don’t have to travel to Mysore. Pothys have stocked up the best of these silk sarees in wider colour combinations to suit your taste and preferences. Pay a visit to our showroom or our website if you wish to witness the elegance and beauty of this magical fabric .

Pink and Cream Mysore Silk
Pink and Blue Mysore Silk Saree
Blue Mysore Silk Saree
 Blue Mysore Silk Saree
Green and Pink Mysore Silk
Green and Pink Mysore Silk Saree
White Mysore Silk with Golden Zari Border
White and Gold Mysore Silk Saree