Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tips to maintain silk saris / sarees

To preserve the silk saree (silk sari), care is to be taken for storing, washing, dry cleaning, drying and ironing.

  • Store the sari in a cool, dry place, wrapped in muslin cloth.
  • Unfold your silk sarees and change the folding periodically, preferably every month.
  • Don’t use soap for the first three washes. Gently rinse in plain cold water.
  • For the subsequent washes, use a mild detergent.
  • Wash the pallu, border and body separately.
  • Don’t beat or lash the silk saree; it might lead to tearing of the zari.
  • Avoid twisting or wringing.
  • Don't bundle and keep wet for long durations.
  • To remove stain, wash with cold water immediately.
  • For hard stains, soak the stained area with petrol and brush with a soft cloth.
  • Stained silk must be dry-cleaned as soon as possible.
  • Remove lipstick stains & food stains using a dry-cleaning solvent and wash with soap and water.
  • Remove greasy stains by dabbing talc, brushing off the talc, applying stain remover, and washing off the stain remover in hot water.
  • Stains like blood, deodorant and perspiration can be cleaned with detergent.
  • Dry-cleaning is the best way to care, since the solvents used do not affect silk.
  • After washing, the saree must be dried under shadow.
  • Iron the silk saree in medium heat, while it is still damp with a warm iron, or use a steam iron.
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