The thought behind: Wild silks in Assam are obtained from the cocoons of silk moths. A cocoon consists of fine fibres which are converted to yarn and used to make fabrics. Traditionally, yarns were dyed with flowers, leaves, roots, seeds and other natural elements of colour. Over the past few years environment concerns have increased the demand for naturally dyed products. The Silk n Dye festival, organized by Janambhumi Janakalyan in association with YCSD and Earth Craft, seeks to give silk weavers of the region a platform to showcase their products and introduce an age old tradition of silk farming and natural dyeing to the world.
Event Date: 2nd December – 10th December 2017
Venue: IORA Festival Ground,
IORA – The Retreat, Kaziranga, Assam, India
Phone: +91 361 220666, +91 361 2206789, +91 98540 54862
Silk, also known as “The Queen of Textiles” is the strongest natural fibre. Protein secreted by the silk worm to create a cocoon is converted to a fine fibre, which is hand reeled to form yarn and hand woven in to a lustrous fabric. Assam is famous for indigenous wild silk which is lustrous, smooth, with affinity for dyes.
North east India is floristically rich has more than 3000 flowering plant species. The people of this region, in olden days used varied combinations of seeds, roots, flowers herbs, barks, plants etc to colour their silk fabric resulting in vibrant and colourful costumes of North-East India
Celebrating the festival of nature craft and silk trail of the north east India