Hi friends. My name is Sophia. Today, I would love to tell you what I know about Tussar Silk and its production.
Tussar Silk is more popularly known Kosa Silk. It is is less expensive and durable as compared to cultivated silk because of its short fibre length.
Tussar Silk is different from the normal silk. Here the silkworms breed on on local trees like Sal, Arjun and Saja and not on mulberry trees. That is why it is also known as Wild Silk.
Tussar Silk is produced by the larvae of several species of silk worms.The insects of these species are found mostly in wild forest, eating off the trees they live on.
Their cocoons are collected which are single-shelled and oval in shape and are then boiled to extract the silk yarn from it. Boiling is indeed very important part in the manufacturing of silk as it softens the cocoon and makes the extraction of silk easier.
A fun fact is that major part of Tussar Silk is produced in Bihar, India. See you guys later!Bye!