The Mysore Silk is synonymous with splendor and grandeur. Mysore Silk has been regestered as Geographical Indicator under Intellectual Property Rights.
Welcome to Sericulture
Sericulture is an agro-based, labour intensive, export oriented commercial activity. It is an important cottage industry in Karnataka. Sericulture which was considered as a subsidiary occupation in the past is being considered as major activity. Mysore Silk is synonymous with splendor and grandeur. Mysore silk has been registered as Geographical Indicator under Intellectual Property Rights. Karnataka is the homeland of Mysore Silk. Karnataka sericulture has a history of more than 215 years. In 1785, the Tiger of Mysore “Tippu Sultan” established sericulture in Mysore kingdom. He wanted ‘Mysore to be the foremost among silk producing nations’. The dream of this great ruler became true during later period. During these years Karnataka sericulture has seen many ups and downs in its long journey. It has transformed into a model in mulberry sericulture in the country.