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What is silk? How silk is produced?

Silk is a natural fibre thread. Silk material is suitable for summers also as it is a lightweight material and its airy feature. It keeps warm air close to the skin during cold weather due to its low conductivity.

Silk Production first began in China at the ancient times and now there are 20m who are manufacturing silks, but the two main silk producing countries are China & India. The industries in India has been growing hugely, about 100000 people in India depend upon its manufacturing work, India has upto 18% share in world’s total its production, but the china has highest shares in the production i.e above 70%.

Silk is the most expensive and beautiful looking material used in the textile industries. It is used to make all types of clothes like Saree, shirts,suits, ties, blouses many more. It is famous for its grand shine looks and its soft feel when worn and it is the comfortable wear on every weather condition.

How is the silk produced?

There are 4-5 silkworms which are used to produce silk but the mulberry worm is the most commonly used worm to produce silk for textile because of its quality and feature.   

The silkworm endures just for a few days and the most special thing is that simultaneously, after each inter contact, the female worm produces 300-400 eggs on the leaves of the mulberry tree, In a range of 10 days, every single egg creates a little female crawly insect called Caterpillar. At that point in around 30 to 40 days, development happens, hatchlings become long, messy and amplified.  After three days this crawly turns his head around it and structures the arrangement of a long string which is known as Koya or cocoon is a protective thread or shell that the worm turns around it. When it interacts with the air, this string sets and a silk string which is around 1000 meters in length is framed. Presently, these hatchlings are changed over into a pupa.

Usually, in 12 to 15 days, Pupa turns into a worm by transplantation, which, with the assistance of a basic emission, cuts the Koya from one side and comes out. This makes the silk string of Koya broken into little pieces. Accordingly, to acquire silk, the Koya is placed into the bubbling water, with the goal that the silkworm which is inside it, passes on there and isolates string from it. Along these lines, Silk is set up by silkworm. Also, further, this thread is utilized in the production of garments, and so forth.

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