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Scorpio Man Love, Lust, and ObsessionScorpio Man Love, Lust, and Obsession by Nikita Gharat
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think she has described, the Scorpio man point blank. What I liked is the fact that she has elaborated the Scorpio stare.

She let's the girl in love with a Scorpio man distinguish between love and lust. It is true that Scorpio men are known for the loyalty but they can also be brutal heartbreakers. This book helps in finding out whether you are with a keeper or breaker. Also, there are additional chapters such as Scorpio man and eros signs, which help in knowing "what triggers the particular scorpio man".

The book has detailed insight, I loved reading it. Recommended for those in love with a Scorpio man and also for those who are Scorpio themselves.

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Silk Smitten India: The Royal Textile Of The Golden Land



You will not come across a single household in India where you will not find a traditional silk saree , perhaps hidden in the closet. This  relation of Indians with silk has its roots from ancient times. Definitely no other fabric can take the place of silk in the heart and wardrobe of Indian women. 

Silk offers a  fascinating, delightful and luxurious feel. No wonder, it is crowned as the  queen of textiles and rules the textile industry with its shimmer, charisma and  sensuousness.

History of silk dates back to over 4500 years ago.Our proud nation, India ranks second in the production of silk, providing around whooping 18 per cent of the total production across the world.

At present,silk weaving practice in India is mainly focused on the saree, the  indigenous conventional attire that is draped by most women in the country. It is considered as a symbol  of honor and exuberance to drape a silk saree. Perhaps, that is the reason why most women in India drape themselves in  fancy and colorful silk sarees during weddings, celebrations,festivals and important occasions.

The  dynamic colours, sheer appearance, flexibility and superb drape have made silk sarees, the alluring and  a must companion of women of India. The enticing touch of silk has made Indian silk popular across the globe with its range of patterns,  style and weaves. 

How is Silk obtained

Indian silk is one of the best types of silk.Thanks to its natural origins it has great form and it is the best choice of  silk for your apparel needs. This silk finds its place in the collections of renowned designers and bespoke tailors all over the planet.

Nonetheless, have you ever thought, how this appealing silk fabric is obtained? Silk production has a mysterious history.The  farming of silkworms to produce silk is known as sericulture. Over the span of years ,sericulture has been refined and developed to an accurate science.

There are five predominant varieties of silk available in India known as Mulberry silk,Oak Tasar silk, Eri silk, Tasar silk and Muga silk. These are obtained from various species of silkworms  depending on the kind of plants they feed upon. 

Mulberry silk 

The Mulberry silk is recognized as the popular silk in India. Mulberry silk production is courtesy of this  teeny weeny insect called the silkworm. It is none other than the caterpillar of the silk moth called Bombyx mori. It thrives singularly  on the leaves of Mulberry trees. Silk is formed when the silkworm spins a cocoon around itself. 

Usually, a single cocoon manufactures about 1,000 and 2,000 feet of silk filament. In India, the main mulberry silk producing states are Jammu & Kashmir,West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Eri Silk 
Eri Silk is a long lasting and a durable variety of silk. The other names are Errandi or  Endi silk. The Philosamia ricini variety of silkworm that feeds on castor leaves produces this awesome type of silk. Eri Silk has a  subtle touch, is thick and has a warm feel. India is a leading manufacturer of Eri Silk. It is usually cultivated in eastern parts of India such as Assam . Eri Silk is also manufactured in West Bengal, Orissa and Bihar. 

Muga Silk 
The pride of Assam known as the Muga Silk is famous  for its natural glistening golden yellow hue. It is generated  from Antheraea assamensis. A multivoltine silkworm, who is partially domesticated.

This variety of silkworm thrives itself on the fragrant  leaves of Soalu and Som plants. The muga silk, a superior quality product is used to make bed sheets,  sarees and mekhala.
Oak Tasar silk 
Not as lustrous as  Mulberry silk, Tassar silk is mainly used for interiors and furnishings. 
This variety of silk is extracted from a certain silkworm named Antheraea mylitta that usually feeds  on the trees Arjun and Asan. It is produced in the states of Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jharkhand. Also in, Andhra Pradesh ,Maharashtra and  West Bengal.


Silk Sarees
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A timeless romance is known from ancient times between the silk fabric and sarees.The gorgeous and lush  silk sarees of India are among the contemporary examples of the distinguished craftsmanship of the silk weavers of India. Their finesse lies in the formation of exquisite textures,floral designs and  awesome geometry.The endurance of their work and last but not least the lively colours they select for designing sarees. Diverse regions in India boast their exclusive type of silk sarees also with weaving centres with their historic designs, quality and weaving.The silk designs  are known by the place where it comes from. 

Banarasi Silk Saree
Banaras, in Uttar Pradesh , is an outstanding silk weaving centres in India. The different types of Banarasi silk sarees are  Navarangi , Jamvar, Jamdani and Amru .The Amru silk saree is considered one of the best Banarsi silk saree due to its design of  brocades with a extravagant pallu of flowering mango design or flowering bushes.

Paithani Silk Saree
Paithani Silk Saree is a hand woven silk saree with a gorgeous, enriching gold thread called as Zari. The saree border are designed  in an oblique square pattern, and the pallu having a design of the beautiful peacock. The Paithani saree is renowned for its distinctiveness world over. 
The saree is named after Paithan , a small town located in Maharashtra state from where it comes. 

Chanderi Silk Saree
The delicate and sophisticated weave of  Chanderi sarees is well marked in the history of India. Right from the Mughals to the Maratha dynasty that ruled Madhya Pradesh and Bundelkhand. The sarees were worn by the ladies of the royal families and was the favorite saree of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. The different colours and  images of animal and human figures on the sarees is the uniqueness of the Chanderi silk sarees. 

Patola Silk Saree
It is famous for its vivacious colors and geometric patterns with folk depictions.Patola Silk Saree is also known as the pride of Gujarat.

Other famous silk sarees
Kanjeevaram , Tanjore and  Kumbakonam are other famous silk sarees that come from Tamil Nadu. They are well known for their extensive decorative borders and awesome colors.


This huge array of silk sarees from all across India shows that, silk has been an essential part and parcel of the people of India from time immemorial. Silk is considered to be a divine fabric in India and therefore is used for all  ceremonial ,religious and rituals.

Comments

sonal jain said…
Hi, you have covered quite a bit about sarees. However, would love to know about how these famous designers price Designer Saree so heftily even when they are not that special.

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