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Thursday, 9 June 2016
Maintain And Preserve Silk Sarees well.
your Kanchipuram Sarees, first and foremost ‘Wear Your Saree’. Maintainig your silk saree of Kanchipuram is a tedious task, especially when you want to
preserve the shine and luster. Silk sarees are washable; even at home, though
dry cleaning is the best available option. Your aim while cleaning your saree
must be to maintain the shine and luster along with the crispness of the design. Washing: When you decide to wash your
silk saree at home, never ever use soap at the start of the cleaning. First
soak it in salt water for 20-30 minutes and then rinse it with cold water. Wash
the saree a couple of times in plain water and then clean it quickly with mild
detergent. First wash the pallu and the border finally moving onto the body.
Avoid scrubbing with a brush, or bundling it up to un-crease the saree. After
washing gently squeeze the excess water from the saree and hang it on the clothes
line to dry, preferable out of direct sunlight. Removing Stains: Lime juice is a miracle for
removing stains. Add a few drops of lime juice to water to remove stains from
silk sarees; however make sure you rinse it immediately as lime water tends to
fade the cloth color. If it’s a stubborn stain then soak the area with petrol
and scrub it lightly with a brush or soft cloth. Ironing:
The best time to iron your
saree is when it is slightly damp, if not then dampen it using a spray bottle.
Set the iron on medium to low heat, test a small corner first and begin by
straightening the edges and the border. Fold the saree into half and iron each
side while continuing to fold it into half further on. Storing:
Silk of South
Keep your silk sarees neatly
stacked up in your closet or in a box away from dust and light. However don’t
store your saree in a plastic pouch as it doesn’t give the cloth any breathing
space, instead bundle it in a clean white cloth. If you don’t use your sarees
regularly, bring it out for some fresh air and/or leave a few dried neem leaves
next to them in your closet.
Even when you do so, always look out for new designs and patterns to add to
your collection. Know How To Drape a Saree in Minutes.