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MATKA PEACE SILK

Matka Silk Fabric is a rough handloom Indian silk fabric made from the waste Mulberry Silk (Bombyx Mori) without removing its gum (sericin) part. It is largely obtained from the states of Karnataka and Kashmir but its spinning is done in the Malda and Murshidabad districts in West Bengal. It comes from thick yarn spun from the silkworm Bombyx Mori which results in some irregularities in the texture of the fabric. Matka silk resembles the tweed fabric in texture.

ORIGIN OF MATKA SILK

Matka silk is basically rough handloom silk fabric. It is made from very thick yarns spun out of broken waste or leftover fibres from a hatched cocoon. Mainly spun by hand, the filaments of the cocoons of this silk from Bihar were originally unwound and plied together on a mud pot, called Matka in the local language and that’s how it got its name.

INTRODUCTION

Cocoons required to produce Matka silk are mainly obtained from Karnataka and Kashmir but spinning is mostly done in the villages of Malda and Murshidabad districts in West Bengal by women. Being made from several broken short yarns, Matka fabric has uneven texture and irregularities due to slub; also less of a shine than conventional silk. Its texture resembling a tweed cloth, though the fabric of Matka is thick, it is very light and airy. They are very easy to work with.


MATKA SILK FABRIC IN PRESENT DAY

Silk is a low-waste fibre, to begin with. In the case of our Matka silk, it is also cruelty-free as it's made from short broken fibres from hatched cocoons. It is essentially upcycled silk. Matka fabric is thick, very light and airy. Depending on the amount of yarn used to make Matka silk, the material’s thickness can be adjusted and the resultant fabric can be used to make different items. Because Matka silk is easy to work with, a wide variety of embroidery and printing can be done on this fabric and is the perfect raw material to make jackets/coats /furnishings/sarees. It is preferred by many due to its economical price and fabric strength when compared with other popular silk.


MATKA SILK MAKING PROCESS

CHARACTERISTICS OF MATKA SILK FABRIC
Matka silk characterised by its uneven texture is also made by hand-spinning fibres extracted from hatched cocoons. Being made from several broken short yarns, Matka fabric has uneven texture and irregularities due to slub, also less of a shine than conventional silk. Its texture reassembling a tweed cloth, though the fabric of Matka is thick, it is very light and airy.
Dyed Matka is just as stunning as the natural undyed version. With a rich texture and natural sheen of its own, the dyed Matka's lustre and glaze keep getting better with each wash.

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