Satin has gained a lot of conspicuousness over the centuries and has become an eye popping favourite of women worldwide. Sari is the most renowned and heart throbbing garment of women. It is a six-yard of wonder which adds grace to the wearers. One such alluring sari is Satin sari.
Satin, a fabric blend or acetate of sleek appearance, glossy surface, slippery texture, lustrous nature, durability value and breathable qualities, is retaining the beauty of silk by adding flavours to the fabric with its weave. Basically, Satin silk, is a sparkling silk with glossy or sheen appearance on one side and dull finishing on other side. Originally, Satin is the name of a weave, and thus the fabric woven in this weave is also called with the same name. However, the one thing that has considerably changed about Satin over the years is the fact that it has become more affordable due to the innovative manufacturing of the fabric as well as the introduction of Satin created with synthetic threads.
The origin and history of Satin silks traces back to the times that are immemorial. Originally, the silk satin fabric found its roots in Zayton, which is a Chinese port city. During Medieval period i.e., 12th century, it was very costliest apparel worn only by upper classes to show royalty. Later, all other countries are started producing these fabrics. Basically, India is the second largest producer of finest and purest silks. So, all most all the major cities in India are producing Satin fabrics today.
The major equipment needed in making Satin silk sari is: fabrics, low twist yarns and skilled workers. It is a fabric weave, resulting from either of the natural fibres like silk or cotton or of synthetic fibres like nylon, polyester, rayon, or any such. A typical satin weave contains four weft yarns. Each weft yarn is floated by four warp yarns.
There are two different ways to make a satin silk sari: warp-faced satin and weft-faced satin. Satin is basically a warp-faced weaving where the warp yarns are floated over weft yarns. When a natural fibre like cotton with short-staples is used in making Satin, then it can be known as Sateen. If filament fibres like silk, nylon, rayon and polyester etc are used in making, and then it will be Satin.
There are basically three types of weaves used in weaving a satin saree i.e., Satin weaves, twill weaves and plain weaves. Through twill weaving satin silk is produced and through plain weaving satins of filament fibres produced and satin weaves produces cotton fabrics, which is called as 'sateen'.
According to the changes in modern era, weavers started producing 12 different types of Satin looks such as Baronet, Carmeuse, Duchess satin, Double faced satin, Faconne or Jacquard satin, Farmer's satin, Gattar, Mescaline, Poly-satin, Slipper satin, Sultan and Surf satin. Satin saris are very comfortable and can be worn throughout the year. Satin silk saris are perfect casual and classical wears for corporate and other working women.
Akeera About the Author :a freelancer long associated with ethnic fabrics, known for her special leaning towards ethnic sarees. She enjoys the privilege of being a part-time consultant to Unnati Silks. She may be contacted on 040-64555251 or 97000 57744 between 9 A.M.and 3 P.M. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.unnatisilks.com/sarees-online/by-popular-variety-name-sarees/satin-silk.html