Last Updated : 2020-06-14 09:52:47
Sarees are a personal treasure and when you have a variety of silk sarees nothing can be better. In India, we inherit sarees from our mother and grandmother. There are several traditional silk sarees which are now no longer manufactured and thus are quite treasured. In order to ensure that the sarees are in good condition, you need to take good care of them. This is especially when it is about maintaining silk sarees, you should store them well.
Just like every other thing about which we care, try and spend some time to know the structure of a silk saree. Know the nature of its fabric and also the way to store the saree properly. You will come across several conservation techniques which are helpful in maintaining a saree. In fact, maintaining silk sarees is quite easy. You do not have to spend a lot of time or money in maintaining these sarees.
You can use a variety of silica gels for maintaining your sarees. You need to place the gels in your storage unit where you have kept the sarees. It will help in keeping the sarees safe and protected. These silica gel crystals are quite easily available in any chemist s shop. These are recommended as they help in absorbing moisture which can damage a saree. If the moisture is absorbed, the silica gels turn pink. If you keep them in the sunlight and dry them, they will turn blue once more. These can be reused again.
You can also wrap your sarees in a cotton cloth. Moisture can cause huge damage to a silk saree. To prevent this from happening, you can wrap a cotton saree around your silk saree. Store them in the cupboard along with silica gels. Silica gel sachets are also easily available in muslin or in soft cotton. These can be placed in the cupboard.
You can also use newspapers in the cupboard for storing your silk sarees. In case you do not have the newspapers, you can use acid free sheets for the purpose. These tissue papers are easily available and are helpful in segregating different sarees. These tissue papers are quite helpful in stocking a variety of vintage silk sarees.
When you are storing your silk sarees do not store them with other materials like cotton or your chiffon sarees. You should not also store your sarees in a plastic cover. If these are stored in plastic covers, it can lead to discoloration of the embroidery and the color of the saree.
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