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Mysore 'Silk'.... Or.....

Discussion in 'Spotless Kitchen' started by rsekaran, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. rsekaran

    rsekaran New IL'ite

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    Hi

    I am new to the group. I subscribe to the idea of ethical treatment of animals and hence do not use silk, leather and other animal derived products. I recently read in a magazine that Mysore silk was not real 'silk', i.e., that it is not made from silkworms, but is actually synthetic silk. I sent the query to the KSIC website and did not receive any response from them. Does anyone know about this ? Similarly, what about silk cotton ? Does it contain real silk ?

    Thanks
    Rathi
     
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  2. subbi

    subbi New IL'ite

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    dear rathi
    ksic is the purestform of silk. i am from mysore dealt with silk
    you need to visit the factory to know about the silk
    subbi
     
  3. srirangani

    srirangani New IL'ite

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    Generally Mysore silk is from silworms. But as always, there is a version of Mysore silk that is totally synthetic. And - pure silk is expensive, synthetic is not - So if they are selling what seems like a good quality silk for cheap price - go for it - its synthetic :D
     
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    roopasudhi New IL'ite

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    Ya i am from that region and did lots of to and fro from mysore , mandya...and chennapatna ..every time i used to pass by my heart used to cry for those millions of silk worms..:(
     
  5. saipriya

    saipriya Senior IL'ite

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    I fully agree with you . I also dont use any product made by killing animals - silk leather
    the silver paper foil used in sweets are made out of the gut of calves
    the silver foil is not adding any value in terms of taste or flavour then why it is being used in sweets

    instead of silk you can wear cotton sarees which is elegant
     
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    lalithavennkat Silver IL'ite

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    I don't like Kancheepuram silk because of it is made out of insects killing.

    I prefer Cotton always which is elegant.
     
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    Varloo Gold IL'ite

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    Hi Saikripa,
    silver foil is not made from calf, the silver is kept inside some part of the buffalo (after it is killed) and then it is pressed well to enlarge that piece of silver foil, to make ti a thin as possible.

    Hi Rathi,
    silk cotton contains silk and cotton in a particular ratio, it is also made from silk only.
     

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