The Tales of Tussar

Tussar silk never goes out of style, when you want to keep it classic and casual. The unbleached, dull gold shine is a perfect base for printing, painting or embellishing the saris. Tussar silk fibre is made of the protein secreted by the silkworm; its natural sheen, lightweight and affinity for dyes make it a great choice as a fabric.Silks of India are classified based on the varieties of silkworms from ...

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Raw silks of India – Tussar

India is home to varieties of raw silk, and tussar is one amongst the four varieties of silk – the others being Mulberry, Eri and muga silk. The Mulberry silk is the most commonly cultivated silk from a silkworm named bombyx mori. The silk yarn fibre is characterised by a special brilliance, and the lustre reflects light in all directions. The name Eri derives from the Assamese word ‘era’, which means castor-oil plant, the main ...

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