Shopping for your home interiors and looking for the true silk carpets and rugs? Although purchasing these seems very easy but in reality this is not the case as you will have to be very careful while buying these.
It is another very helpful test differentiating true and artificial silk. To do this test take a very small fringe or a knot from the back of the Handmade rug. Burn this and check out its smell and ash. If the ash is soft and chalky and its smell is like that of burning paper then the rug is made from artificial silk but on the other hand if the burning smell is that of like burning hair and on burning the knot curls into small black ball type form then it is real silk carpet. As silk is a protein so it burns like protein.
Cocoon of silkworm is the source of true silk that is spun by the silk moth caterpillar. Silk is then harvested by boiling the cocoon along with silkworm. After boiling, the cocoon is freed from worm and unwound into single fiber.Wholesale diaper bags are very tightly woven with at least 200 knots per sq. inches and occasionally 500 or more knots. On the other hand artificial silk carpets has mostly less than 250 knots per sq inch. You can also check the fringe and feel the difference between these two.