Many among us have felt amazed by the splendour and beauty of Mysore silk sarees. But have you ever wondered what goes behind the making of such brilliant pure silk sarees? Would you like to watch the craftsmen magically transform the colorful silk threads into exquisite fabric?
Yes, now you can watch these lovely pure silk sarees take shape in front of your eyes. Read on to know more about the Mysore silk tour that you can enjoy against a small fee.
The Brilliance of Mysore Silk Sarees
Mysore silk sarees are famous not only in India but all over the world. These delicate and gorgeous pure silk sarees are coveted by both Indians and foreigners. The quality and craftsmanship of these silk sarees is considered to be the best in India.
Mysore Silk Industry: The History
The Mysore silk industry is more than a hundred years old industry. The initiation of this industry can be traced back to the Kingdom of Mysore. It is believed that the industry was started under the command of the then ruler of Mysore, Tipu Sultan.
For years the Mysore silk industry enjoyed an unparalleled reign in the world of silk fabrics. However, its smooth run was hit by the global recession. The industry also suffered due to the market competition that took place because of importing silk and rayon. But the industry fought to keep its glory and tradition alive even in the trying times. Finally it was successful to revive its earlier glory. Today Mysore stands as the largest producer of silk in the country.
A lot of the credit for the spectacular beauty of the Mysore silk sarees goes to the master craftsmen who toil hard to produce such exquisite sarees. Believed to be the only silk sarees that have gold woven on to them, these precious pieces of fabric are worth every penny.
Mysore Silk Tour – Visit the silk weaving looms
Do you wish to witness how colorful threads are magically woven in to wonderful sarees? The Mysore silk tours offer you the opportunity to watch the whole process from close quarters. The tour has a guide who will explain to you the intricate process of weaving sarees.
On this absorbing tour you will visit the distinct silk weaving looms in Mysore and discover the elaborate process involved in weaving the lovely sarees.
You will be able to witness how silk threads are made and how they are immersed in dyes of bright colors and dried. Loading of silk threads on to huge bobbins is another sight to see. But the most astonishing view will be that of the weaving looms on which the colourful threads are magically transformed into soft silk fabrics having brilliant designs.
A very interesting thing to observe in the Mysore silk tours is the way in which the finest gold threads are intricately incorporated into the borders to create dazzling zari borders. The zari borders are a characteristic of the Mysore silk sarees and give them their special identity. The whole process leaves one with a sense of fascination and wonder.
The Mysore silk tours last around two hours but manage to transform you into a wonder world of colors and designs. If you want to go on such an amazing tour here are some quick facts to help you.
Quick Facts About The Mysore Silk Tours
Offbeat Mysore Silk Tour
- Time: Between 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
- Starting point: the Town Hall at Mysore
- Cost: RS. 2875 per person
- Duration: Two Hours
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