Beauty of pure Silk is, it gets shinier as it gets older. It will last for lifetime without losing its quality and sheen. There are several types of Silks in India, kanjeevaram, Mysore Silk, Banarasi Silk, Muga Silk, Tussar Silk, Paat Silk etc. which are of very high quality. Muga Silk of Assam is one of those rare Silks which gets shinier and better with each passing day. But in order to ensure that your Silk Sarees last long, a few important points have to be carefully followed. Silk is organic fiber and thus, cannot be treated similar to synthetic fiber.
Our experts in Asomkriti suggest you a few points which will help you to take care of your silk Sarees and Mekhela Chadars.
- Avoid bleach to clean your Silk Saree
- Stay away for any kind of Chemicals while your wear your Silk Saree or Silk Mekhela Chadar. This includes perfume or any kind of body spray. Use Perfume before you wear your Silk
- Try to avoid direct sunlight exposure for longer duration
- Don’t treat stains with water
- Don’t wring dry (Never ever squeeze it!) and put your silk saree only in Shade for drying
- Avoid spraying water while ironing
- Iron only the backside
We recommend only dry clean for any kind of Silk Sarees or Silk Mekhela Chadars. However, Silk Sarees can be hand washed. But, you need to be extremely careful if you decide to hand wash your Silk Saree or Silk Mekhela Sador. These are some of the points if you decide to hand wash your silk Mekhela Sador.
- Lighter colored Silk Sarees can be soaked in luke warm water for 4-5 minutes (Strictly not more than that). If the color is dark, avoid soaking and wash it with cold water quickly.
- Use mild soaps or special mild shampoos meant for silk products
- If the Silk is soft and delicate, handle it with extra care
- After the Silk saree is soaked for 5 minutes, rinse it with mix of cold water and 1 tbsp of vinegar (Vinegar helps in removing the extra soap)
- Never ever wring dry it. To remove the excess water you can wrap with a clean dry towel or any other clean cotton cloth
- Put it in shade to dry
- As mentioned above iron it from the backside with very low temperature settings