Indian Silk fabrics are world famous for their exquisite colors and bold patterns. Silk fabrics in India range from Raw silk or Dupion or Dupioni that is most widely known pure silk; the Banaras silk - made in north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh; Ikat or Pochampalli silk made in Orissa, and South Indian state of Tamil Nadu; Brocade – the machine woven silk with or without metallic jari work - made all over India and exported to most countries around the world. There are many other varieties of Desi Silks which are more popular in local people. Cotton Silk, Bamboo Silk, Banana Silk, Paper Silk are few varieties made using the natural fibers obtained from plants. Desi Crafts brings to you lovely silk fabrics procured from different parts of India and Asia. Silk is produced in several countries from silk worms and other insects. Silk is the strongest natural protein fiber and accepts dyes and different types of weaving methods. Pure silk fiber has great absorbency, making silk apparel items cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Silk is neither wrinkle nor sun resistant, and over-exposure to sunlight will weaken and fade the fabric. Though silk can be hand-washed, dry-cleaning will increase the life and beauty of the fiber. Clothes made of silk fiber are often expensive and have a high perceived value.