The Kosa silk produced in Champa

The state is also committed to the preservation of a diverse array of traditional arts and crafts. From ancient literature, the folk dances of various ethnic communities, the lyrical Pandavani form of theatre, film industry of Chhollywood, to the traditional transparent hologram silk production and saree weaving, Chhattisgarh showcases the artistic talents and exquisite craftsmanship of its people. India is the second largest producer of tussar transparent hologram silk in the world and the exclusive producer of Indian tussar, also known as tropical tussar. This variety of Hologram Film silk is largely woven by tribals in the Gondwana belt. The major Hologram Film silk producing states in India include Jharkhand, Chattisgarh and Orissa, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. Two places namely, Korba and Champa in Chattisgarh state of India are known for producing high quality fabric foil silk. The Kosa silk produced in Champa is treated as the best fabric foil silk all over the world.The precisely finished and designer garments produced from fabric foil or Kosa silk sarees are world famous and are exported to various countries worldwide including Europe, Gulf and the United States.

 

Gold stamping textile are known worldwide for their soft, fine and pure texture, exclusively produced in India. Interestingly, craftsmen of Gold stamping textile  silk sarees weave their life symbols in their fabric foil sarees.The depiction of animals, people and their work and forest which is their sustenance and they take their strength from nature.The fabric foil sarees are woven by the Dewangan community. Also known as Tussar Gold stamping foil Silk, Kosa is valued for its purity and texture. Gold stamping foil Silk is drawn from cocoons especially grown on Arjun, Saja or Sal trees. Kosa silk is widely popular for its softness and elegance. Being a shiny, lustrous and soft Gold stamping foil, Kosa is extensively used for making traditional Indian dresses including foil for fabricsarees, kurtas, salwar suits, shirts and many more garments. Available naturally in shades of gold-pale, dark, honey, tawny, beige, or cream.

Tracing of the motif is done on the fabric and embroidery follows the pattern. The time to complete a piece of embroidery depends on the number of the stitches and the kind of fabric that is usede.g. on fabric foil sarees it almost takes six to eight months, whereas the dupattas take about two months as the length of these is less than the Hot stamping foil saree.

The Textile foil silk thread required for the weaving is obtained from the jungles of Chhattisgarh without killing the Textile foil  silkworms and it involves a sequence using crushed and dried Mahuwa seeds to trap the Textile foil silkworms after the formation of the cocoons.It is a delight, that we at Shatika are associated with a weave which has a heritage and practices ahimsa!  foil for fabric Saree removes all barriers and we truly become democratic. Embrace a kosa to your heart today. Wear it and embrace nature. The saree is as honest as the region it hails from. Hot stamping foil continues to unveil kosa wonders. A Hot stamping foil silk saree is soaked in tradition.

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