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Sinha R.K.,Indian Silk | Hipparagi S.A.,CSTRI
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

A study was conducted to examine initiatives in different segments of the silk industry at the Silk Mark Expo, 2009 at Bangalore. The conventional zari sarees of Southern India have taken to new look in terms of color combination, usage of coarse material like tasar or jute, and zari for extra warp and wefts designs. All over designs with leaf and geometrical motifs have given break to conventional look of sarees. Unique Kantha work, which means surface ornamentation of Kolkata using needle has further refined these days by using finer thread for introducing sharp designs and extensively using small motifs. Self-design like rib structures have been created in thans using fine and coarse yarn by varying the counts of the weft yarn. Eri spun had been used as warp and filament tasar as weft which is quite unusual.

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 | Itagi M.R.,DCTSC | Nerli S.A.,DCTSC
Indian Silk | Year: 2010

GI Certification from the Government of India has been extended to protect the rights of silk manufacturers of select weaving clusters from possible misuse and support the local silk industry. These clusters producing silk and silk products with specific characteristics have been covered under the GI for the intellectual property. Molakalmuru located in Chitradurga district of Karnataka is called Kanchi of Karnataka for its reputation as a classic silk weaving center. One of the hallmarks of Molakalmuru sarees is the colors used in borders and pallu in contrast to the body that gives a fine shot effect to the body of the saree. The warp and weft yarns used in the saree are twisted pure silk yarn of fine quality of different configurations and varieties, and no sizing is applied in the warp. The raw material, silk yarn is procured from Silk Exchange, Bangalore, and Karnataka Silk Marketing Board.

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.

Sinha R.K.,Indian Silk | Ramesha M.N.,Indian Silk | Qadri S.M.H.,CSRTI
Indian Silk | Year: 2011

National Conference on 'Sericulture Innovations: Before and Beyond' was organized at the Central Sericulture Research & Training Institute, Mysore on January 28-29, 2011. Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi, Union Minister of State for Textiles, Govt. of India, the chief guest, inaugurated the National Conference by lightening the lamp. In her welcome address, Smt. M. Sathiyavathy, IAS, Member Secretary, Central Silk Board, Bangalore pointed out the objectives of the constitution of the Board and also establishment of this premier institute. She hoped that the National Conference will come out with tangible and meaningful results. Smt. Panabaka Lakshmi informed that the initiatives to bring activities like mulberry plantation and cocoon production under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana are sure to benefit the stakeholders. On the occasion, Special Issue of Indian Silk brought out to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Institute.

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