Silky Routes@ Silk Mark Expo 2008

Karnataka being the largest producer of silk in India continues to strive towards Silk production and marketing. The Silk Mark Expo 2008 an exhibition was held by Silk Board in Kanteerava stadium showcases varieties of silk-ware and even the useful information about silk production.

We got the chance to visit this and were really exited to meet the people who helped us know the ‘Silk’…

There are four major types of silk of commercial importance, obtained from different species of silkworms which in turn feed on a number of food plants. These are Mulberry, Tasar, Muga and Eri.


Except mulberry, other varieties of silks are generally termed as non-mulberry silks. India has the unique distinction of producing all these commercial varieties of silk.

Here are few more snaps of the event…

3 Comments so far

  1. anita on March 10th, 2008 @ 10:23 pm

    Wow! Missed this one! Did you pick up anything at the expo?

  2. Rajesh Dangi (rajeshdangi) on March 11th, 2008 @ 8:45 am

    Yes Indeed, few good silk-wares…

  3. Deponti (bglr_deepa) on March 11th, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

    didn’t know about this and missed it…thanks for the report and the pics! Very informative.

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