Salem silk sarees that are often referred to as Salem silks are sarees that come in vibrant, long-lasting colors. These sarees come from the district of Salem in Tamilnadu. The name is a derivation of the term “Salya”, the ancient weaving community. These sarees began to be woven on a large scale during the 1980s. These sarees are worn on a variety of occasions. . Salem silk sarees come in bright colors with large motifs. The fabric is very soft and durable making them aesthetically appealing. With almost 130 spinning mills and weaving units, Salem has more than 20,000 families engaged in creating these beautiful sarees.