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  • Roots of Sericulture in Bengal can be traced from the beginning of the 18th Century, from the time East India Co. started a reeling factory at Cossimbazar in the District of Murshidabad. Though it is believed that sericulture existed in crude form from much before. The finest Bengal silk can be spun is with a minimum of 2 filaments to a thread and contains slightly higher gum content, giving it unique texture. 
Celebrating Bengal’s sericulture, the fine khadi warp, in the Maku sari 'Payal', has been replaced by plied silk from Malda. This tea dyed sari has thin lines of real zari with 4% gold, running across & meeting at sparse points, forming large checks along the body of the fabric. 'Payel' with its unique 'dhoti' border is handwoven on a pit loom of Bengal by fine skilled weavers. 
#makutextiles #maku #MakuTea #Beige #Gold #silk #sericulture  #maku2017  #naturalindigo #cotton #makusaree #handmadeinindia #SariNotSorry #MakuSari 
#bengalweavers #CraftIsCool #payel #realzari #makufriends #makukolkata
  • Roots of Sericulture in Bengal can be traced from the beginning of the 18th Century, from the time East India Co. started a reeling factory at Cossimbazar in the District of Murshidabad. Though it is believed that sericulture existed in crude form from much before. The finest Bengal silk can be spun is with a minimum of 2 filaments to a thread and contains slightly higher gum content, giving it unique texture.
    Celebrating Bengal’s sericulture, the fine khadi warp, in the Maku sari 'Payal', has been replaced by plied silk from Malda. This tea dyed sari has thin lines of real zari with 4% gold, running across & meeting at sparse points, forming large checks along the body of the fabric. 'Payel' with its unique 'dhoti' border is handwoven on a pit loom of Bengal by fine skilled weavers.
    #makutextiles #maku #MakuTea #Beige #Gold #silk #sericulture #maku2017 #naturalindigo #cotton #makusaree #handmadeinindia #SariNotSorry #MakuSari
    #bengalweavers #CraftIsCool #payel #realzari #makufriends #makukolkata
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