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Rfeport on silk industry in assam
Rfeport on silk industry in assam

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Published by: Amal Barman on Jul 23, 2009
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HISTORY OF SILK HISTORY OF SILK 
 Silk fabric was first developed in ancient  Silk fabric was first developed in ancient ChinaChina , possibly as early as 6000 BC and  , possibly as early as 6000 BC and definitely by 3000 BC.definitely by 3000 BC.
 
The first evidence of the silk trade is the finding of silk in the hair of anThe first evidence of the silk trade is the finding of silk in the hair of an Egyptian Egyptian mummymummyof the 21st dynasty, 1070 BC.of the 21st dynasty, 1070 BC.
 
 Silk is produced in Thailand's most favorable climate by two types of silkworms, Silk is produced in Thailand's most favorable climate by two types of silkworms,the cultured Bombycidae and wild Saturniidae, all the year round, mostly after the cultured Bombycidae and wild Saturniidae, all the year round, mostly after the rice harvest by villagers from the southern and northeast parts of the country.the rice harvest by villagers from the southern and northeast parts of the country.
 Silk has a long history in India and is widely produced today. Historically silk  Silk has a long history in India and is widely produced today. Historically silk was used by the upper classes, while cotton was used by the poorer classes. Todaywas used by the upper classes, while cotton was used by the poorer classes. Today silk is mainly used in silk is mainly used in Bhoodhan Pochampally Bhoodhan Pochampally(also known as (also known as Silk City Silk City ), ), Kanchipuram Kanchipuram , Dharmavaram, Mysore, etc. in South India and  , Dharmavaram, Mysore, etc. in South India and  Banaras Banarasin thein the North for manufacturing  North for manufacturing  garments garmentsand and  Sarees Sarees . "Murshidabad silk", famous . "Murshidabad silk", famous from historical times, is mainly produced in Malda and Murshidabad district of  from historical times, is mainly produced in Malda and Murshidabad district of West Bengal and woven with hand looms in Birbhum and Murshidabad district.West Bengal and woven with hand looms in Birbhum and Murshidabad district. 
 
 
 
 Symbol of AUTHENTICITY 
Govt. of INDIA and Central Silk Board, India has decided to launch “SILK MARK” on 17 
th
June, 2004.
Presently 850 Authorized users of Silk Mark in India & more than 5 million productshave already been sold.
Range of SILK MARK products-1. Raw silk 2. Silk Yarn3. Silk Fabrics4. Silk Sarees5. Silk Garments6. Silk Carpets

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