Wild Silk

Here you will find all silk fabrics reeled from fibers of other moths then the mostly and wholly indoor-domesticated Bombyx mori. Wild silks are semi-domesticated in the outdoors. The most widespread is tussah or tasar silk which is typical for its dark golden color. Mugi silk is a rare regional Indian specialty while the white silk eri is another widespread one. Eri silk is sometimes called „peace silk“ * – which is when the production process ensures that the worm is not killed inside the cocoon.


* Peace silk is a controversial term. Although the worm is not cooked or smoked inside of the cocoon advocating non-violence and respect of life, its destiny is sealed anyway. Either the moth dies of hunger because due to its cultivation it is too heavy to fly and seek for food itself or it in some areas it is gathered by rural tribes as a valuable source of protein in their food. In any case the price of peace silk is always higher because one must wait additional two weeks for the worm to grow and/or transform into a moth.

Tussah, Natural

Reference : 101-61-0040

Tussah or tasar silk is the most widespread wild silk on the market.

It is produced by worms of the moths Antheraea mylitta and Antheraea pernyi, it is semi-domesticated and feeds on oak not mulberry leaves. The cocoons are picked directly from the trees and its fibres are typical for its mid to dark golden color. Tussah fabrics come with characteristic slubs in weft, they are slightly rough to touch, coarser in structure and are less shiny but more durable than mulberry silks.

  • Colour : _ 025 - natural
  • Fiber Content : 100% silk
  • Weight mm (mommes) is a japanese weight unit used for silk fabrics. 1 mm = 4,33 g/m2. : ~ 12m/m | 52g/m2 (10-14m/m)
  • Width : 110 cm | 43"
  • Meters in stock: 27.35     Watch availability

$ 21.76 / m ( $ 17.98 / m without VAT )

Quantity discount

  • more than 10 m (-5%)
  • more than 20 m (-10%)
  • more than 50 m (-15%)
  • more than 100 m (-20%)

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