The price of the items is really not up to its quality....the items are really overpriced..but afterall a tourists attraction..
Assam Silk comprises of the following- 1.Muga Silk - expensive but lasts upto 25 to 30 years and may be more can be passed on to the next generation-has to be handled with care - brides and guests wear in weddings,functions... More
Assam Silk comprises of the following- 1.Muga Silk - expensive but lasts upto 25 to 30 years and may be more can be passed on to the next generation-has to be handled with care - brides and guests wear in weddings,functions or festivals. muga is available in sarees,dress material,shirting piece and mekhela chadar .in sualkuchi cooperative shops or government shops the price would be around Rs 20000 for a good quality.In guwahati the price will be around Rs 40000-50000 for a average quality . Advisable to buy from sualkuchi 1 hr from guwahati city by road where every purchase mandatory certificate will be provided with stamp and seal of Silkmark logo which is like ISI standards for silk . Please donot buy muga without silkmark logo as it could be fake or mixed chinese material which will look superfine but will not last more than 2 washes.Pan bazar,fancy bazar gs road has many shops which sell fake as well as genuine or mixed.authenciity is a problem.best is to go to sualkuchi and buy. 2.Pat silk - Pat silk is white pat silk or coloured and if bought from sualkuchi prices mekhela sadar or saree can be between Rs 5000 to 10000 or more for a decent quality depending on the design and handwork with silkmark logo. buy from sualkuchi for genuine pat silk.lot of fakes chinese mixed moving in shops in guwahati. 3.Eri silk - Warm specially worn for winter used as shawls,chadar,quilts or stoles.you can get it at sualkuchi duri ng winter season from november to march.quality is best . price range between 2000 to 10000 or more depending on design,handwork and weaving.the heavier the more the price with threading and warmth. Sualkuchi being the center of silk in assam and co-opeartive and government shops are reasonable with assured genuine quality.so if you want mental peace of not being cheated with reasonable price,avoid guwahati shops in pan bazar,fancy bazar,g s road. Rest is your decision.