Natural Silk: Exquisite Variants from Different Silkworms

The four main types of natural silk: Mulberry, Eri, Tussar, and Muga. Mulberry silk leads, constituting up to 90% of global production.

Eri silk

Eri silk is the product of domesticated silkworm Samia ricini.  The texture of the fabric is coarse, fine, and dense. It is very strong, durable, and elastic. Eri silk is darker and heavier than other silks.

Tussar silk

Tussar silk is produced from Antheraea species, and  is considered more textured than cultivated Bombyx or "mulberry" silk, but it has shorter fibres, which makes it less durable. It has a dull, gold sheen.

Mulberry silk

Mulberry silk produced from Bombyx mori, and is also known for its one-of-a-kind softness—its silk thread is smooth, strong, and uniformly colored.

Muga silk

Muga silk is the product of the silkworm Antheraea assamensis, and has unique properties like natural golden brilliance, a super fine texture which is resilient, has humidity absorption quality thus having a long shelf life.

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