• Tussar / Tassar  silk fabric-handloom woven 44"

Tussar silk (alternatively spelled as Tussah, Tushar, Tassar, Tusser and also known as Kosa Silk) is produced from Tussar silkworms (Antheraea mylitta and Antheraea proylei, belonging to the moth genus Antheraea). These silkworms live in the wild in trees belonging toTerminalia species and Shorea robusta as well as other food plants found in South Asia, Tussar silk is a lot more textured than any other variety of Silk. The fabric is also cooler than the other varieties and is a lot more porous, therefore, breathable. Being cooler than the other varieties of Silk makes Tussar extremely wearable in warmer parts of the world.

Maintenance

As far as the maintenance of Tussah is concerned, it is not a difficult fabric to maintain. Two things however, need to be taken care of. Firstly, the fabric should be prevented from any kind of stains. Secondly, it should be prevented from losing its sheen and luster. Ironing Tussar sarees and suits, as well as getting them dry cleaned once in three months ensures that your ensemble will never lose its freshness.

Interesting Facts and Comparisons

– The worms that produce Tussar silk are not fed mulberry leaves.

Kosa is the Sanskrit name of Tussar silk.

Tussar / Tassar silk fabric-handloom woven 44"

  • Product Code: tassar/gb
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  • $15.00