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Mysore Silk

In Karnataka, silk is mainly produced in Mysore district, where 45% of the country's total mulberry silk is produced. The growth of the silk industry in Mysore was first initiated during the reign of Tipu Sultan. Later it was hit by a global depression and competition from imported silk and rayon.

In the second half of the 20th century, it was revived and Mysore State became the top multivoltine silk producer in India. Initially, the silk fabrics were manufactured and supplied to meet the requirements of the royal family.

After India gained independence, the Mysore State Sericulture Department took control of silk weaving. Today, products include silk saris, shirts, kurtas, silk dhoti, and neckties.

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