This elegant charcoal black SAREE is handwoven in a combination of Eri silk and Cotton yarns, while the motifs are in pure Muga silk. This incredibly soft drape is hand spun and handwoven by weavers of Assam in a traditional loom. It is accentuated with woven grey and beige motifs and patterns in pure Muga silk. The feel and texture of an Eri Silk drape has the best qualities of linen, cotton and silk. By virtue of this silk’s organic and unique isothermal properties, Eri is gaining fresh attention in the eyes of cotton lovers and saree connoisseurs.
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.
Muga Silk, on the other hand, is a rare wild silk produced only in Assam. In 2007, Muga Silk has been given the Geographical Indication (GI) status, thus attesting this naturally golden coloured silk to Assam. The Central Silk Board of India has the authority to inspect Muga silk products and certify their authenticity. Muga means yellow in Assamese language. It is one of the strongest natural threads. This gorgeous fabric is known for its extreme durability, glossy texture and natural golden-yellow tint. A Muga silk piece was once reserved only for the royalty and is still highly sought-after today.
Product Specification :
Length- 1.91 meters
Width- 0.61 meter
Fabric - Eri Silk and Cotton
Blouse piece - Available
Disclaimer : Since this is handwoven, there may be slight variations in size. Product colour may slightly vary due to photographic lighting.