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Assam Silk Wonders

Assam, a state in north eastern part of India, is a beautiful state with amalgamation of different tribes and culture. With different tribes come different festivals, different heritage and different rituals. Even in the midst of all these differences, one thing that can be seen common amongst all the people is the use of silk in their attires.

Assam silk is famed for its quality and the beauty it embarks on the person with the silk attire. The silk types are mainly of three kinds: Eri, Paat and Muga. And the silk from each these are special in its own way.

Mekhela Chador


In recent times, the silk business in Assam has gone up like boom. The use of the mekhela chador in far and wide places has given it such exposure that not only in Assam, but even outside the state, the attire is in very high demand. With the increasing demand of the silk, the number of designers, online sellers has also increased.

Assam Silk Wonders


In places like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune amongst many other Indian towns, the Assamese population is quite high and here the demand is at the optimum. Shops, boutiques can be seen even in these places where people rush to buy their favourite Mekhela Sador, especially during occasions such as Bihu festival, weddings and other Assamese rituals. The excessive need for this traditional Assamese attire has resulted in setting up of online shopping websites wherein shoppers can easily go through the lothes, the designs and then order those for themselves which can be delivered right at their doorstep.

Display of Mekhela saador


Sualkuchi, which is the hub of the Assam silk is a small town in Kamrup district. Almost every household in the town has the loom, to weave wonderful creations from the gorgeous Assam silk. Due to the presence of the cottage handloom industries, the town is known as the ‘Manchester of Assam’. If one needs to buy genuine silk, with best designs and the best quality, Sualkuchi is the place to go.

Assam Silk Wonders


There are many emporiums, showrooms, shops and boutiques selling mekhela chador. Boutiques in the city have a vast collection of designs and patterns, you want. For exclusive collection of mekhela chador you can visit:

Silkalaya
G.S. Road,
Guwahati
Ph: +91-8471923685

Mayuri Silk Palace
Fancy Bazar
Guwahati
Ph: 09435398736, 0361-2510668

Kalpataru Silk House
Fancy Bazar,
Guwahati
Ph: 0361- 2630351

Chayanika Silk Centre
Pan Bazar
Guwahati
Ph: 0361- 2602577

Meghna's Boutique
Ulubari,
Guwahati
Ph: 9435547291

Aunty's Shop
R G Baruah Road,
Guwahati
Ph: 0361- 2418844

Apart from the shops, the internet is also filled with many sites which deliver some amazing silk works to people who crave for it. The technology today has made things so easily available for people that they do definitely take advantage of this efficiency and accessibility. Paying online via internet banking or card or even cash on delivery are some of the payment methods that has made things simpler and less complex. The online shopping sites are doing very good business from selling the silk works not only in India, but outside India as well. Some of the sites available for Assamese silk purchase are as follows:
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