Dad, in today's class our teacher told us to research about Tussar Silk. Can you please tell me what it is?
Tussar silk is a type of silk produced from larvae of several species of silkworms belonging to the moth genus Antheraea.
Of course dear!
What do these silk worms feed on? Do they feed on Mulberry leaves like the other silk worms?
No, these silk worms don't feed on Mulberry leaves but the leaves of oak and jamun trees found in South Asia. Tussar Silk is produced in a variety of countries such as China,India, Japan and Sri Lanka.
What is Tussar Silk famous for?
Tussar silk is valued for its rich texture and natural deep gold colour. It is more affordable than pure silk. India is the second largest producer of Tussar Silk in the world. It is also known as Bhagalpur Silk.
In India where is Tussar Silk produced?
In India Tussar Silk is mainly produced in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In the recent years, Jharkhand has emerged as the biggest producer of Tussar Silk.
What are the uses of Tussar Silk?
The saree is the most important tussar silk product, although it is also used as the base material for handicrafts, furnishing fabrics, and stitched apparel. Tussar Silk fibres can be dissolved in lye solution and added to cold process soap as well.
I hope that much information is enough for your Research work.