top of page

Sericulture is a comprehensive field that encompasses the cultivation of silkworms, the processing of silk, and the production of various silk-based products. It is primarily practiced by rural farmers and is known for its labor-intensive nature. China and India are the leading countries in silk production, collectively responsible for 60% of the world's silk output.The sericulture process can be divided into four distinct agro-industrial activities: mulberry farming for leaf production, silkworm rearing for cocoon production, raw silk production, and silk fabric production. Silk fabric, often referred to as the “queen of textiles,” undergoes a series of meticulous procedures to ensure its high quality. The end product, silk fabric, is derived from processed raw silk. The process of raw silk production involves cooking the cocoons, reeling the silk threads, rereeling them for further refinement, and subjecting them to pre-treatment processes.Silk Grading and Testing is a comprehensive book that examines the complexities of evaluating and classifying silk. Intended for silk producers, textile manufacturers, researchers, and enthusiasts, this book provides detailed insights into the grading and testing methods used to assess the quality of silk. It covers topics such as fiber characteristics, yarn properties, fabric analysis, and various testing techniques. With its comprehensive approach, the book serves as a valuable resource for anyone involved in the silk industry, seeking to understand the nuances of silk grading and testing. 

Silk Grading and Testing

SKU: 9788119523436
  • Author: Tim Laufer

    ISBN: 9788119523436

    Subject: SERICULTURE

    Binding: H.B

    1st Edition: 2024

    Pages: 254

bottom of page