What are Mysore Silk Sarees?

What are Mysore Silk Sarees?

Kavitha Rao

Mysore Silk Sarees!! Being a Kannadiga, Mysore silk sarees hold a special place in my Heart and in my Saree Collection. I’m very proud to have few of these beauties in my saree collection. It is one such saree that can be worn comfortably and looks Glamorous at the same time.


Mysore silk sarees originates from the state of Karnataka which happens to be one of the largest mulberry silk producers in the country.

Tales of its Origin can be traced back to the 1790’s during the Tipu sultan Era where the demand of this silk prompted an entirely new silk Industry.

Silk production enjoyed the patronage of the Wodeyar Maharaja’s that gave way to the first silk manufacturing unit in India. This unit powered with 32 Power looms from Switzerland is now run by Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation (KSIC) to weave what we know as Mysore silk sarees in today’s time.


Mysore silk sarees are minimally designed with exquisite Zari work on rich silk fabric, Manufactured only by KSIC. Every Mysore silk saree differs from the other and a unique embroidery code separates their threadwork and design.

Another Specialty of Mysore silk saree is that it uses genuine silk, 100% pure Gold Zari. 65% of Silver and 0.65% of original gold. Mostly, Mysore silk saree price begins from INR 16000 and goes up to several lakhs.


Mysore silk sarees are Expensive Members of the Entire silk saree Family. If stored carefully, Mysore silk sarees remain afresh for decades and centuries. These Heritage sarees will never go out of fashion and hold their place due to their unique and distinct features.

04 Feb