7 Things You Didn’t Know About Tussar Silk
No one is unknown to Tussar Silk or Kosa Silk as they are at times called, but are you very sure you know everything about this famous and popular Silk from the Silk family? Let’s test it, shall we? Well if you are someone who has never heard about this fabric then this your best chance to learn about India’s favorite silk.
The Style Diva Worm
Did you know that these wiggly worms are what makes all the difference? Tussar Silk is derived from the worms from the moth genus Antherae. These silkworms are found in wild forests and can be found growing in trees like Arjun, Jamun, and Oak. Who thought these worms liked Jamuns as much we do?
The Golden Rush
Were you aware of the fact that these cute little worms produced a naturally deep golden colored silk with a stunning texture? These are then dyed to preferred colors you see on Sarees and Dupattas.
The Murder Land
The process of the extracting this silk is not for the weak-hearted. They are kept under the sun or are soaked in boiling water in order to soften the cocoon and make the extraction of silk easier. RIP worms!
Tribal women were the ones who popularised Tussar Silk and they are the ones who perfected this art style by weaving and knitting this Silk. Even today most of the production houses hire tribal women who have specialized in this art till date. Stunned, aren’t you?
2nd Largest Producers
India is the Second Largest Producer of Tussar Silk. Jharkhand and Bhagalpur are the two states that produce the maximum amount of this silk. The countries that produce this silk are China, Japan, and Sri Lanka. Shocked? Well, you can stand up with pride.
Tick Tock, It is Weaving Time
Did you know that just to weave a ten-meter fabric out of Tussar Silk Saree it takes about three days? Whew! That’s a lot of job and a lot of time.
Tussar is that Fabric that can be worn in any climate. Be is Summers Or Winters that are always a style statement and even better is the fact that it is much more affordable than Pure Silk.