Sari Silk Ribbon has an intriguing past in addition to being a gorgeous fiber. It can be used for a wide range of tasks, including classic fiber arts like knitting and crocheting as well as modern DIY projects.
Sari, which is Sanskrit for “strip of cloth,” dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization. Around 2000 BC, silk was first weaved into garments, giving birth to the classic Sari. After a few years of wear, saris begin to come apart, and rather than wasting the gorgeous fabric, clever women recover bits and utilise them to produce new goods.
The Sari Silk Ribbon is totally constructed of Sari Silk. Don’t be deceived by the name “Recycled Sari Silk Yarn.” Sari Silk Ribbon is manufactured from pieces of Sari material that are either left over from the creation of whole Saris or from Saris that are no longer wearable, rather than traditional recycled items. Instead of ending up in a landfill, this material is recovered and turned into something useful.
Sari Ribbon is created by sewing together hand-torn strips of leftover Sari fabric to form one continuous strip, which is then rolled into a skein. The sari tears in a straight line, this is because of the way the cloth is weaved together, customarily on a loom. Some ribbons have frayed or unfinished edges (like our Tibet Jewels Sari Silk Ribbon), while others have been seamed for a more completed appearance (such as our Multicolored Finished Edge Sari Silk Ribbon)
This age-old tradition is preserved by us and we continue to practice it till this day. Check out our collection of Sari Silk products which are available in yarns, ribbons and fibers.