This 100% silk SAREE is handwoven with alternate yarns of Mulberry Paat Silk and Eri Silk. The elegance of this piece comes from the simplicity of handwoven motifs and easy drape of the soft fabric. Maroon and white traditional Assamese patterns are highlighted beautifully on the champagne coloured saree.
Eri Silk is rightly called "non-violent silk" or "ahimsa silk" because it does not require to kill the silkworm during its production, unlike other types of silk. Eri is an indigenous silk of Assam. The name Eri comes from the Assamese word "era" which means "castor" as the silkworm mainly feeds on castor plants.
Eri Silk has some unique qualities - soft on the skin yet very durable; isothermal properties make it wearable all year round; anti-fungal and anti-allergen properties make it ideal for sensitive skin.
The domestic Mulberry silk produced in Assam is locally called Paat Silk or Nuni or Nuni Paat. This varierty of Mulberry silkworms feed on the naturally grown white Mulberry plant leaves which is called "Nuni" in Assamese. Paat silk is known for its softness, glossy texture and durability. The raw silk version of Paat Silk is locally called "Kesa Paat" which is a delicate fibre and light as feather.
Paat Silk has a natural white or off-white tint. It can be dyed into various vibrant colours to match your creativity and mood.
Product Specification -
Length- 1.91 meters
Width- 0.61 meter
Fabric - Eri Silk and Mulberry Paat Silk
Blouse piece - Available
Since this is handwoven, there may be slight variations in size. Product colour may slightly vary due to photographic lighting.