History of Mulberry Silk Sarees
Since thousands of years ago, silk has been regarded as a valuable textile, and the silk produced from the mulberry silkworm (Bombyx mori), is highly sought after due to its softness, strength, and luster.
There is a long history of silk production in India and the use of silk in making sarees. It has been a part of Indian culture since at least the 27th century BC.
For centuries, Indian women have worn mulberry silk sarees as their clothing of choice. Handwoven on traditional handlooms, they are woven from silk yarn and silk thread.
It is made from the cocoons of the silkworm, which feed exclusively on the leaves of the mulberry tree. During the production of silk thread, silkworm cocoons are harvested and the silk is turned into a thread which is then used to weave sarees.
In the past, silk sarees were worn only by royal and wealthy families, but today they are a staple of Indian traditional attire. Sarees have a smooth texture that feels luxurious and drapes beautifully.