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Why silk is very expensive?

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Asked by shrishti, 25 Jan '13 05:41 pm
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Silk production is very labour- and land-intensive. Over a one month period, one pound of newly-hatched silkworms will eat 12 tons of freshly picked mulberry leaves. In that time, they increase their body weight 10,000 times. It takes approximately 650 silkworm cocoons and hundredlabour hours to produce sufficient silk fabric to make one blouse. One silk tie requires one hundred tencocoons. Each cocoon is made up of a mile of filaments and the threads for weaving silk combine eight to ten of these filaments.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 25 Jan '13 07:21 pm

 
  
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Process makes it
Answered by Quest, 25 Jan '13 10:09 pm

 
  
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Silk production is very labour- and land-intensive. Over a one month period, one pound of newly-hatched silkworms will eat 12 tons of freshly picked mulberry leaves. In that time, they increase their body weight 10,000 times. It takes approximately 650 silkworm cocoons and hundredlabour hours to produce sufficient silk fabric to make one blouse. One silk tie requires one hundred tencocoons. Each cocoon is made up of a mile of filaments and the threads for weaving silk combine eight to ten of these filament
Answered by yohesh, 30 Jan '13 02:56 pm

 
  
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Silk is the delicate string like substance that comes from small insects called silk worms. In order to gain silk from these insects they must be killed and their silk winded up tight to make silk that is strong enough to make clothes. This is an expensive process and the silk worms are rare and hard to find.
Answered by anil garg, 26 Jan '13 12:09 am

 
  
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The process is lengthy!!!
Answered by Vishwanath V, 25 Jan '13 08:14 pm

 
  
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Because its in short supply, and Kashmir which was the biggest producer of silk in India, the industry is in doldrums
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 25 Jan '13 06:27 pm

 
  
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Silkworm culture is not that difficult.
Most lands are eaten-up for cultivating human food- very lettle are made available for MULBERRY CULTIVATION, leaves of which are used for feeding the silkworms.
Answered by Kanai Chakraberti, 25 Jan '13 06:07 pm

 
  
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Silkworm culture is difficult thats why
Answered by tanuja, 25 Jan '13 05:44 pm

 
  
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