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Important information of choose fake or genuine sarees

Most of the people are not able to separate between a genuine saree and a fake one. So, customer easily deceit buy fake saree. If you want to identify your saree genuine or fake you can follow some important tips such as:

Knowing genuin silk saree

Touch test

Genuine: Rub the silk with your hands. If you feel warmth on rubbing it, it’s real. One more thing, real silk sounds like walking on fresh snow.

Fake: Artificial or synthetic silk, it is impossible to experience warmth on rubbing.

Wedding Ring Test

Genuine: The silk is not very heavy. Genuine silk can be easily threaded and pulled through a wedding ring because silk is naturally flexible and smooth.

Fake: On the other hand, artificial silks would scrunch up and would be impossible to pull through.

Luster

Genuine: Silk is especially known for its luster. The colour on the surface appears to change as the angle of the light changes.

Fake: Artificial silks, however, gives a white sheen no matter what the angle of light falling on it.

Look at the Weave

Genuine: Hand woven silk full of uniqueness. These are natural and expected. These imperfections are what lend distinction to the product.

Fake: Machine woven silks look perfect. Synthetic fibers look perfect too even though sometimes slight imperfections are deliberately included so that they could pass off as real silk.

 Burn Test

Genuine: You can take a few threads from the material and burn it with a flame. Genuine silk burns with smell of burnt hair.

When you burn the edge of real silk fabric, the flame is invisible and it will stop burning as soon as the flame is removed. The ash produced hence, is black, crispy and brittle. It turns to powder when twisted in fingers.

Fake: With the artificial silk, it is quite the opposite. When synthetic silk is burnt, there is a flame and smell of plastic. No ash is produced.

 

Knowing genuine banarasi saree tips:

-When you go to buy Banarosi sarees  just pull its other side up i.e. reverse the saree to cheek for floats between the grids of warps and wefts on the saree

-Identify a real Banarasi saree is to cheek for a six to eight inches long patch of plain silk on the pallu of the Banarasi saree. A plus is that portion of the saree that goes over the shoulder.

Genuine chiffon saree

- Chiffon is a very delicate fabric and made from this fabric require special care.

- Chiffon is thin, transparent and usually made of silk, nylon or rayon.

Adequate care extends the life of the fabric and makes it look gorgeous as if it is new.

Genuine cotton saree

-It is lightweight, breathable, skin friendly, easy to wear, washable, and affordable.

-It’s wear during hot, humid summer days

-The entire saree can be manufactured in cotton or in parts along with portions of silk or other fabric;

-The cloth can be white or dyed.

-The original fiber is cream-coloured

Genuine Jamdani:

-Jamdani cotton is woven in striped or flower patterns and is typically very colorful.

- Jamdani sarees are usually very expensive because of the amount of labor that goes into their production.

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