With the wedding season in full swing, silken dresses remain the center stage for various wedding attires in Pakistan. Precious and beautiful, the feel and touch of silk is undeniably valued above all. From silken scarfs, dupattas, lenghas to modern styles including pants and jackets, silk remains hot favourite of designers. Throughout it has been prized as a fabric for clothing and home furnishings.
Here is how we know which silk is which.
The magic of brocade is sometimes adorned with precious and semiprecious stones and embroidery. This type of silk is elaborate and rich, initially woven with gold and silver threads. It is strong, hard-wearing and luxuriant.
This kind of silk is a strong double-thread silk that result in a sheer. It is a strong and lustrous fabric, often used for wedding duppatas.
This sheer, translucent fabric is lightweight, durable and resists wrinkles. Mostly used for flowing skirts and dresses, this kind of silk is widely used to make traditional wedding gowns.
Also known as raw silk, it is one of the most versatile fabrics that has a matte surface. It is easy to care for, is durable and feels softer than the usual silk.
: Light-weight, sheer, thin, open-weave fabric with smooth, flat finish, Organza is a popular choice for gharara tops.
Tasar silk has a feel and quality different from the mulberry silk. It is copperish in color and are mainly used in furnishing and interior since they are the strongest fibers in the world. Tasar silk is produced by reeling the cocoons of the Tasar silkworm. The silk is available in its natural form since it is tough to dye.
Eri silk, also known as the Endi or Errandi silk, is a creamy white-colored silk. The silk has a matt appearance of wool or cotton. Eri silk is durable and makes great material for clothing and soft furnishing such as curtains.