Silk process involves the process of drawing the continuous filaments from the cocoons to the raw silk yarns that are generally suitable for the weaving process. Silk making involves a lot of process from the leaves picked from the fields, to the batches of silkworms reared inside their houses for about five to six times in a year. In Melukote of Karnataka it was mainly the families belonging to the main agricultural backgrounds from the local caste communities that were largely involved in the process. It is also believed that these communities were able to lead a good living from agriculture.
The silk saree weaving was documented from the Melukote of the Mandya district of Karnataka of the South Indian region. Melukote is famous for temple’s constructed on the hill tops which is said to be about 51 kms from Mysore and about 133 km from Bangalore. It is said the name of this place is derived from the Narayana swamy temple that is built on the hillock of the granite rocky hill-range which is surrounded by the fort.
Saree’s are generally considered as the unstitched garment that is commonly worn by an Indian women. It is still one of the traditional dress that is found to worn across the country. Silk sarees are generally known for their intricate works with the value added Zari work that is generally considered special. The weavers of Melukote belongs to this place and the art of weaving them is said to doing from their three generations as per their knowledge.