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Raw Silks May 07, 2015 19:35 1 Comment

This is a slightly nubby fabric with random flecks in a natural, off-white colour before the tedious dyeing process It has a somewhat rough texture and gentle drape, 

is thicker than our other silks.

Silk has long been known as the gift of gifts in Asia, and infamously known for it's auspiciousness. 

Silk is a natural protein fibre some forms of which can be woven into textiles.The protein fibre of silk is composed mainly of fibroin and is produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons. 

The best-known silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm reared in captivity.



India is the second largest producer of silk in the world after China. Having had a long history in India also known as  paat in Eastern  India, Pattu in southern parts of India and Resham in north India. This alone acknowledges, it's strong roots in the culture across the land. 

 Look out for our new range of raw silks, silks and many other scarfs in Startessa,  and soon to be found online!

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unit 522,
The stables Market
Chalk Farm Road


Colour here, colour there, colour everywhere May 01, 2015 00:20

Colour me beautiful!