Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New Batik Print Fabric Collection at theDelhiStore !

These beautiful fabrics have just arrived at theDelhiStore

Burnt Orange and White Batik Fabric
Blue and White Pure Cotton Batik Fabric

Purple and White Batik Fabric in Pure Cotton
Green and White Pure Cotton Batik Fabric

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.
Hello if you like lovely cotton and silk fabrics hand made, hand printed,  vintage silk and cotton sarees you are at the right place. theDelhiStore deals in cotton, hand block printed fabrics and vintage sarees. See our collection at  http://www.etsy.com/shop/theDelhiStore .