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  • HANDLOOMWEAVINGPROCESS: SILKYARNMAKING: Silkisananimalproteinfiberproducedbycertaininsectstobuildtheircocoonsandwebs. Sericulture Cultivationofthesilkwormisknownassericulture.Althoughmanyinsectsproducesilk,onlythe filamentproducedbyBombyxmori,themulberrysilkmothandafewothersinthesamegenus,is usedbythecommercialsilkindustry.
  • Hatching the Eggs: Thefirststageofsilkproductionisthelayingofsilkwormeggs,inacontrolledenvironmentsuch asanaluminumbox,whicharethenexaminedtoensuretheyarefreefromdisease.Thefemale deposits300to400eggsatatime. TheFeedingPeriod: Oncehatched,thelarvaeareplacedunderafinelayerofgauzeandfedhugeamountsofchopped mulberryleavesduringwhichtimetheyshedtheirskinfourtimes.Thelarvaemayalsofeedon Osageorangeorlettuce.Larvaefedonmulberryleavesproducetheveryfinestsilk.Thelarvawill eat50,000timesitsinitialweightinplantmaterial.
  • SpinningtheCocoon Thesilkwormattachesitselftoacompartmentedframe,twig,treeorshrubinarearinghouseto spin a silk cocoon over a 3 to 8 day period. This period is termed pupating. ReelingtheFilament Atthisstage,thecocoonistreatedwithhotair,steam,orboilingwater.Thesilkisthenunbound fromthecocoonbysofteningthesericinandthendelicatelyandcarefullyunwinding,or'reeling'the filamentsfrom48cocoonsatonce,sometimeswithaslighttwist,tocreateasinglestrand.
  • Rorolling:
  • SilkSareeWeaving: Coloring: Theprocessstartswithdyeingthesilk/cottonmaterial.Wehavespeciallydedicatedexpertsfor thisprocess.Inshortthecoloringprocessincludesdippingthematerialrepeatedlyintheboiled colorwater.Wetaketheutmostcarewhiledyeingthesilk/cottontomakesurethatthecoloris uniformthroughoutthematerialanditdoesn'taffectthequalityofthematerial.
  • Dying: Aftercoloringthesilkisdriedinshade.Dryingthematerialinsunnycanharmthematerial. Rolling: Afterthesilkisdried,itisrolledoversmallsticks(calledkandislocally).
  • Weaving: Thedesignrequiredonthesareeisinitiallydraftedonagraphpaperandthentherequiredsetupto weavethatdesignisimplementedonthehandloommachineusingthesheet.Wehaveexpertsfor implementingtheseinnovativedesignsonborders,bodyandpallu.Alltherequiredsetupismade onthehandloommachinebyourexpertsbeforeweavingthesaree.