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Kora Silk – A Scintillating Costume Of India

By Expert Author: Lakshmi

Kora Silk, a unique product of excellent quality from innovative experiments of handloom experts.

Saree is an ethnic Indian traditional costume, which plays an indispensable role in the life of every woman.

Silk is the most popular and evergreen garment of India that displays in every special occasion. Kora silks are the glossy fabrics of silk and are conspicuous costumes of women.

Kora Silk, which is well known for its airy, smooth, light in weight and soft textures and is suitable for any occasion.

Kora is such a popular name, which has different meanings in different regions and platforms. It is a religious ceremony of Buddhist tradition. It is also an exercise of meditation and it is a musical instrument in West Africa. Among all, Kora is well-famed as a saree name across the globe.

Silk was discovered by Chinese during 3rd millennium BC. They found a Silkworm cocoon and later spread to other countries. Kora is an Indian variety majorly produced from Chhattisgarh.

Kora is one of the variety of Banarasi, which is also known as an organza kora silk.

The designing of these comfortable and light in weight fabrics involves in different painstaking steps.

Kora Silk is a thin plain weave sheer fabric of Silk. The craftsman weaves it from silk worm which consists of thin spun threads.

Silkworm makes cocoons by using a semi-liquid. The cocoon will be soaked in the hot water to get its smoothness and craftsman brushes them to unwind and to find the thread’s ending part.

These fibers of silk threads are now wound on a reel. To make strands of raw silk, the cocoons of same size are wound together. Craftsman now adds filaments constantly to make the thread longer.

In weaving process, the strands are twisted tightly to result a transparent silk fabric with slight stiffness.

Finally the craftsman uses both metal threads and silk organza to produce a Kora silk saree. For designing, craftsman uses organic sheets to print desired images on the fabric.

Craftsman creates vibrant colours on the fabric using dyeing processes. Originally, natural dyes are used by Kora Silk craftsmen.

Craftsman doing experiments on fabrics such as nylon, polyester and others to gain the hearts. The motifs such as floral works, zari works, animals, birds and other human postures are involved in the designing process.

The cost of a plain Kora Silk saree starts from the range 400/- and ends depending on the designs and works.

Richly woven designer banarasi organza kora silk sarees with intricate motifs are apt for bridal and wedding ceremonies. The plain Kora Silk sarees are of light in weight is suitable for corporate and classical wear. Embroidered Kora Silk sarees are best suitable for festivals and other grand occasions.

These are richly executed with care and devotion by our creative handloom craftsmen. With their passion towards the work, they created such a scintillating costume.

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