How to take care of your Silk Sarees?

How to take care of your Silk Sarees?

Kavitha Rao

Maintenance Tips for Silk Sarees

1. Keep them in the Sun

Take out your silk sarees every 6 months and keep them in the sun for 45-60 minutes. Keeping them under the sun would successfully prevent any fungal attack and unpleasant odor that your silk saree might have picked. This will also help in keeping the color and shine of the saree intact. 

2. How to Clean Silk Sarees

There are often times when we indulge in activities that bring stains on the saree - may it be oil or coffee or other liquid. Don’t ever wash your silk sarees frequently. That will damage the fabric of your saree. Tussar silk sarees should only be dry cleaned. However, if you really want to wash your saree, first soak them in the saltwater. This will help the original color stay longer. It is always best to dry clean silk sarees, especially zari embroidery sarees.

3. How To Store Silk Sarees

This is the question many woman ask. Silk Sarees should be stored in a cool and dry place. The sarees should be covered in soft cotton cloth or bag separately. Preserve your silk sarees by wrapping them in fabric or butter paper. Never keep your sarees in plastic for too long. Remember to remove the plastic cover when it comes from dry cleaning.

4. How To Iron Silk Sarees

You should be taking extra care of your silk sarees when ironing. Especially with Zari embroidery. It is always advisable to keep a cloth over the saree while ironing. Also, try to keep the iron at a low temperature. Too much heat can damage the soft fabric and embroidery of the saree. It is best to steam your expensive sarees to avoid the risk of damaging them.

5. Removing Stains from Silk Sarees

The most common stain on sarees is oil. However, stubborn stains of butter, vegetable oil, or even cosmetics like lipstick can be dealt with by pouring talc or talcum powder on the stain and later removing it by soft brush. It is recommended to give the saree for dry cleaning right after.  

Some more Maintenance Tips for Silk Sarees:

  • Quickly seek dry cleaning with any type of stains.
  • Wash your silk sarees with mild detergents and avoid using chemical bleaches.
  • Don’t let them sit in your closet for too long, wear them often.
  • Keep your sarees flat, never let it bundled up.
  • Do not ever place mothballs/naphthalene balls/rodent repellents into the folds of your sarees.

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06 Jun