Care & Wash
- We recommend that our Mulberry (Pat), Tassar, Eri and Muga silk saree/mekhela sador to be dry cleaned as and when necessary.
- For Eri silk, we suggest you to hand wash in cold water separately with a mild shampoo.
- Like all other silk sarees, you must air your Assam Silk sarees from time to time and refold to avoid creasing at the same location for an extended period of time.
- Natural-dyed sarees and mekhela sadors must be dry-cleaned. Shawls and scarves can be washed in cold water, separately from other items, with gentle, PH neutral soap (shampoo actually works well in a pinch). You may notice a little colour escaping - this is normal for natural dyed items and will not happen after a couple of washes.
- We also advise you to store your Assam silk saree in the breathable cotton dust bag we provide with your purchase. Avoid exposure to moisture as they may leave water marks on your precious silks.
- Never hand-wash or machine-wash a silk saree.
- In case the saree gets stained, immediately wipe the stain off with cold water.
- It is advisable to only dry-clean silk sarees.
- Never hang a silk saree to dry in direct sunlight as doing so will cause the colour to fade.
- Don’t keep the saree bundled up as this will result in the threads of the embroidery work getting entangled.
- Store the saree in a light cotton muslin cloth. This will give the saree breathing space and will prevent one saree from sticking to another when kept in a pile.
- Don’t store the saree in a plastic cover as this will cause the gold embroidery to turn black.
How to remove food stains from your white sarees?
Yet during a careless moment, a drop of curry from your plate onto the plush fabric might ruin all your joy. Some food stains are too stubborn to soaps and detergents, which have little or no effect on them. Here's a handy tip on how to deal with such stains.
Wet the stain areas with water and apply a thick coat of white toothpaste over the stains on both sides of the fabric. Hang the saree to dry for 3-4 days. Now wash off the toothpaste. If the stain is completely gone, then good. If the stain is lighter, but still visible, repeat the process until the stain vanishes. Most oil, turmeric and other food stains can be completely removed from white clothes in this manner, without causing any discoloration to the fabric. Use a toothpaste containing bleach for better effect.