Tuesday, November 6, 2012

How to distinguish pure silk from artificial silk?

Today one lady mailed me asking me if a vintage sari in my shop was 100% pure silk and will it pass "silk mark test".

Sari in Question

 To be honest I was not aware of silk mark test but had a fair idea of pure silk and art silk feel and texture. So i googled my query and saw many results. most of them asked to do a burn test that means you take some threads of the fabric in question and burn it. Apparently real silk will burn and curl up, and smell like burning hair. I did the test and the sari in question passed the test with flying colors.

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