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Golden Muga Silk Contemporary Style Handloom Traditional Dress / Mekhla Chador from Assam

Golden Muga Silk Contemporary Style Handloom Traditional Dress / Mekhla Chador from Assam

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Muga Silk - The most valued silk from India. Almost exclusively reared and produced in Assam, India. It is indigenous to the Brahmaputra Valley and assiduously practiced in the districts of Assam. The moth is basically a wild moth. Hence it is categorised as Vanya Silk or Wild silk by the silk board of India.(http://csb.gov.in/silk-sericulture/silk/vanya-silk/)

The yarn produced is a natural rich golden yellow or light brown colour depending on the host plant it feeds on. These are unique products. No dyes are applied to the yarns. The golden colour is its natural colour. Most Muga rearing and cultivation is still done by village clusters in Assam in the traditional method.

The Motifs have been woven in the Jamdani style which is not the traditional way or style of weaving in the region. Muga silk tends to be slightly fluffy which over a period will settle down. It will retain its colour and lustre .Muga silks resist sunshine and are more durable than mulberry silks.

The Mekhla Chador is extremely lightweight and easy to carry .

The product here is a traditional Assamese Mekhla Chadar . A Muga silk Mekhla Chadar is a must have for Assamese brides.

The Mekhla and Chador is a  traditional 2 piece dress from the North East State of Assam, India . The Mekhla is appx a 2 .5 meters by 36 Inches fabric , which is used as a lower wrap / skirt by Assamese Women. The Warp will have pleats when worn. The top part or 'chadar ' is a shawl or half -sari which is used to cover the upper portion of the body and is worn on top of the mekhla or wrap. The usual size is 3 Meters long and about 36 inches in width.

Wash Care - DRY CLEAN  or HAND WASH with mild detergents or mild shampoo. Do not wring .( We in ASSAM very rarely wash or dry clean these silks. They can outlast your lifetime if taken care properly).

No need to iron these silks .As with all silks - Store in cool place.

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