International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 2, PART C
A comparative study on morphology and dyeing behavior of ahimsa silk and mulberry silk
Author(s): Divyansha Sharma, Chanchal and Anshu Singh
Silk is widely used because of its beauty and acclaimed as the queen of textiles. Traditionally silkworms or silk-producing moths are killed during the collection of their silk cocoons. To eliminate the traditional process, there are few researchers who have developed a new technique for producing silk. The silk spun from Mulberry pierced cocoon without killing pupae for silk extraction considered as “Ahimsa silk” or is also called as “Peace silk”. Ahimsa silk is widely accepted by Hindus, Jain community, yogis and environmentalists who strongly believed in non-violence. The present study was formulated to identify the morphological and dyeing behavior of Ahimsa silk and Mulberry silk. No such significant difference was found in FTIR in both the silk fabric but difference was seen in microscopic view and as well as in dyeing behavior. Ahimsa Silk showed better result in all the dyeing parameters.
How to cite this article:
Divyansha Sharma, Chanchal, Anshu Singh. A comparative study on morphology and dyeing behavior of ahimsa silk and mulberry silk. Int J Home Sci 2018;4(2):166-169.