Tassar/tasar/ tussah silk is copper-brown or golden-brown silk, also referred as kosa silk or raw-silk, is textured variety of silk obtained from silkworm of genus Antheraea which are wild silkworms.
India is the world’s second largest producer of Silk, providing employment to nearly 7.9 million people
Tassar cultivation is done widely in Bihar and Jharkhand, states in eastern part of India.
There are almost 2000 silk weaving handloom-units in “Bhagalpur handloom clusture” giving employment to approx. 50000 people.
Tussar silk is valued for its rich texture and natural deep gold colour. As compared to other variety of Silks, it gives cool, comfortable feel and is more skin-friendly. Due to porous-weaves, Pure tussar has higher absorbency hence, is comfortable in summer too.
Shilphaat.com has wide range of silk garments and fabrics sourced from Nathnagar, Bihar
Do’s and Dont’s of Silks
Silks are delicate natural fibers/fabrics hence are prone to damage /abrasion under improper care.
- Keep in cool and dry place
- Don’t keep pure silk in polybags, use cotton bags instead
- Don’t use naphthalene balls .
- Use camphor /black pepper etc that also tied in small cloth pouch. Direct contact with silk should be avoided
- Dry wash only.
- Deodorants or harsh perfumes may leave stain on silks.
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