Indian Silk

Bangalore, India

Indian Silk

Bangalore, India

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Sinha R.K.,Indian Silk | Ponnuvel K.M.,SBRL | Ramesha M.N.,Indian Silk
Indian Silk | Year: 2014

Dr. Keiko Kadono-Okuda, presently working as a Unit Head at National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan, made a presentation on "Molecular genetics of a densovirus resistance gene, Nid-1 in Bombyx mori" recently at the 23rd ISC Congress held in Bangalore. She speaks to Indian Silk, sharing her views and experiences on issues related to recent research works on genomics in silkworms, their application, significance and scope for such applications.


Prof. Elvari Özkavruk Adanir, Head of Fashion and Textile Design Department at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey, has her specialty in textile engineering and textile design. Her art works are accepted for international, permanent collections. ; Indian Silk spoke to her on a host of issues including sew upcycling of waste silk materials and its economic feasibility.


Sinha R.K.,Indian Silk
Indian Silk | Year: 2014

Dr. Hiroaki Machii has been awarded with Louis Pasteur Award, 2014 by the ISC, India for his life-time contribution to the development of transgenic silkworm. On the sidelines of 23rd ISC Congress, he speaks to Indian Silk, sharing his views and experiences on a host of issues related to new areas of research on silkworms, mulberry and their application in select industries, significance and scope for such applications and the tasks ahead.


Sinha R.K.,Indian Silk
Indian Silk | Year: 2014

She loves flowers-shades of colour, brilliance, fragrance-manifestation of / Nature's beauty at its best In fact, she feels, it communicates to her, all gets her all the happiness, joy, strength, and courage. She presented bouquets of cocoon flower's in vases in frames at the recent ISC Congress. The house was all praise for the artist and appreciation for the works of art. Also, she received enquiries for her work from the delegates around the world. Indian Silk had a tête-à-tête with Ms. P. Suvidha, Raju on her art, craft inclination, and motivation. Simple she speaks, yet her works spake of her creativity, ingenuity, and integrity with the Nature.


Sinha R.K.,Indian Silk
Indian Silk | Year: 2014

Dr. B.S. Angodi has been awarded with Louis Pasteur Award, 2014 by the International Sericultural Commission for his contribution to development, standardization and adoption of technologies in the seed sector in India taking the production to new heights. Indian Silk congratulates him for receiving the coveted Award. On the occasion, he shared his experiences in the field and also views on the need of the hour and the thrust required to achieve the ambitious target for bivoltine silk production by the country.


Sinha R.K.,Indian Silk
Indian Silk | Year: 2013

Inquisitiveness invokes a man to find reasons for the mysteries. Watching things from behind the screen might have led to imagine the invisibility cloak. The scientists from Boston University have made advancements towards development of this cloak, with the application of meta-materials using silk.


Ramesha M.N.,Indian Silk | Sinha R.K.,Indian Silk
Indian Silk | Year: 2014

The 23rd Congress of the International Sericultural Commission that held in November, 2014 at Bengaluru, India witnessed the presence of over 300 seri-scientists from 17 silk producing/consuming/converting countries from across the globe. The four-day long deliberations through 174 scientific papers not only documented the multi-faceted research and development initiatives going on in different parts of the world but also focused on the need for diversified uses of silk beyond textiles. Presented here is a detailed account of the event.


Sinha R.K.,Indian Silk
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

The last edition of Silk Mark Expo, 2009 held at Bangalore was organized from December 18- 23, 2009 by the Bangalore chapter of Silk Mark Organization of India at the spacious and sprawling Palace Grounds. Leading houses, manufacturers, exporters, societies, government and non-government organizations, boutiques representing silk weaving clusters from all across the country had put their exclusive products on display, tagged with Silk Mark label assuring the connoisseurs of the silk city of its purity. The Expo with about 90 stalls, displaying the whole range of silk products with exquisite designs, new and innovative motifs in a riot of colors, suiting its diverse clientele in different age groups attracted more than 50,000 visitors. Besides a whole range of new vanya silk products on display were the new diversified products of silk evolved by research and fashion institutes.


Sinha R.K.,Indian Silk
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

The double-twisted yarn of Mysore silk distinguishes it from others, giving it a grainy effect, and completely different texture from other varieties of silk. After India gained the Independence, the Mysore Sericulture Department took control of the silk weaving factory. in the state. The take over was enthused by effecting much needed modernization and expansion assisted by the World Bank to the tune of Rs. 27.30 crore integrated under Karnataka Sericulture Project. Mysore silk saree achieved the distinctiveness and exclusivity mainly through the processes involved; fabrics are mainly grey woven and then piece dyed, with unique resist pattern in the weft preparations resulting in grainy effect and drape. Mysore silk sarees are also undergoing innovative change with the use of new techniques like bandhini and colors like lilac, coffee-brown and elephant-grey, contemporary zari patterns, and kasuti embroidery.


Sinha R.K.,Indian Silk
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

Chanderi, a weavers' town from the medieval era in India, has successfully carved a niche for itself by excelling in production of fine muslins, brocades and silk saris with beautiful and exquisite borders. The Chanderi fabric is known for centuries for its transparency, buttis and sheer texture, a unique feature indeed, which could be attained by using single filature quality of yarn. The non agricultural degumming of the raw yarn gives shine and transparency to the finished fabric. Chanderi designs draw heavily from nature and so hunting scenes, the tree of life, human forms, birds, fruits and flowers. The buttis on the fabric are hand-woven, using naal pherana technique, lifting of required threads by naal pagiya system. Various government agencies are actively involved in protection of the trade at Chanderi, and have been successful in maintaining weaving as the mainstay of the cluster's economy.

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