What are the contributions of India in silk production?
India has the unique distinction of being the only country producing all the five kinds of silk namely, Mulberry, Eri, Muga, Tropical Tasar and Temperate Tasar. Among them, mulberry silk is the most popular variety, which contributes around 79% of the country’s silk production.
What is India rank in silk production?
China is topmost country producing some 48% cocoons and 40.9% of raw silk. Next biggest silk producing country is Japan. India is placed in third position as far as the production of silk in terms of quantity is concerned.
Where is silk made India?
Silk in the Indian subcontinent is a luxury good. In India, about 97% of the raw mulberry silk is produced in the Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Mysore and North Bangalore, the upcoming site of a US$20 million “Silk City”, contribute to a majority of silk production.
Which country is famous for silk?
A few countries produce most of the world’s silk, although China dominates production, making nearly six times as much silk as India.
Why silk is called Queen of Textiles?
Silk is known as the Queen of all textile fibres because of its sheen and luster. It is one of the most beautiful and precious fibres given to us by nature and has been very much overshadowed over the past few decades by the other natural fibres and more particularly by synthetics.
Which is the most famous silk?
The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity (sericulture).
Which is the most expensive silk in India?
The Muga silk sarees are one of the most expensive sarees which are popular from Assam. They are made by a very fine qulaity of silk which is produced by a larvae that feeds on mainly two special leaves. The resulting silk obtained from this larvae is known to be one the best and unique.