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Celebrating Silk Responsibly

About Silk n Dye Festival

The thought behind: Wild silks in Assam are obtained from the cocoons of silk moths. A cocoon consists of fine fibres which are converted to yarn and used to make fabrics. Traditionally, yarns were dyed with flowers, leaves, roots, seeds and other natural elements of colour. Over the past few years environment concerns have increased the demand for naturally dyed products. The Silk n Dye festival, organized by Janambhumi Janakalyan in association with YCSD and Earth Craft, seeks to give silk weavers of the region a platform to showcase their products and introduce an age old tradition of silk farming and natural dyeing to the world.

 

Event Date: 2nd December – 10th December 2017

Venue: IORA Festival Ground,
IORA – The Retreat, Kaziranga, Assam, India
Phone: +91 361 220666, +91 361 2206789, +91 98540 54862
Email: info@silkndye.com
www.kazirangasafari.com

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Silk – The Queen of Textiles

Silk, also known as “The Queen of Textiles” is the strongest natural fibre. Protein secreted by the silk worm to create a cocoon is converted to a fine fibre, which is hand reeled to form yarn and hand woven in to a lustrous fabric. Assam is famous for indigenous wild silk which is lustrous, smooth, with affinity for dyes.

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NATURAL DYES

North east India is floristically rich has more than 3000 flowering plant species. The people of this region, in olden days used varied combinations of seeds, roots, flowers herbs, barks, plants etc  to colour their silk fabric resulting in vibrant and colourful costumes of North-East India

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Silk n Dye Festival

Celebrating the festival of nature craft and silk trail of the north east India

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE 'Silk N Dye' FESTIVAL

TO PRESERVE TRADITIONAL PRACTICES

  • by sustaining age old tradition of silk farming.
  • by reviving old traditions of dyeing with natural elements.
  • by supporting traditional handloom practices.
  • by establishing an international festival in Kaziranga.

TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

  • to contribute towards promotion of Textile Tourism.
  • to develop Festival Tourism in the region.

TO CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT

  • indigenous wild silks.
  • achieving economic sustainability through silk farming.
  • availability of high quality natural dye elements in the region.
  • cultivation and preservation of natural dye elements.
  • easy accessibility of natural dye elements in people’s backyards.
  • using withering flowers, fruit peels and other household wastes for dyeing.
  • the importance of using environment-friendly natural dyes instead of chemical dyes which are harmful to nature.

ECONOMIC UPLIFTMENT BY

  • creating a platform for global market linkage of indigenous Silk , handloom and Handicraft and Natural Dye products.
  • creating jobs through tourism growth.

ENCOURAGE POSTERITY TO

  • learn and develop different methods of silk farming.
  • develop good quality handloom products for a global market.
  • produce natural dye products and value the rich flora.
  • contribute towards textile tourism.
  • develop sustainable alternatives to harmful chemical dyes.
  • promote the vibrant folk culture of the region.

Organised by Janambhumi Janakalyan

in association with