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Tussar Silk

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Regular price Rs. 4,699.00 Rs. 4,345.00
    Regular price Rs. 4,699.00 Rs. 4,345.00
      Regular price Rs. 4,699.00 Rs. 4,345.00
        Regular price Rs. 4,699.00 Rs. 4,345.00
          Regular price Rs. 4,699.00 Rs. 4,345.00
            Regular price Rs. 4,999.00 Rs. 4,624.00
              Regular price Rs. 4,999.00 Rs. 4,624.00
                Regular price Rs. 4,999.00 Rs. 4,624.00
                  Regular price Rs. 4,999.00 Rs. 4,624.00
                    Regular price Rs. 4,999.00 Rs. 4,624.00
                      Regular price Rs. 4,999.00 Rs. 4,624.00
                        Regular price Rs. 4,999.00 Rs. 4,624.00
                          Regular price Rs. 4,999.00 Rs. 4,624.00

                            Tussar silk sarees are also known as Kosa silk sarees or Tassar silk. Being woven for many centuries, these are a testament to India's rich heritage and history. These are extracted from a moth that is wide-winged and yellowish-brown in colour. This silk gives this saree a royal touch and appearance.

                            India is the second-largest producer of Tussar silk, just behind China. Both fashionable and contemporary, these sarees exude style. A person would truly appear graceful and exquisite. A dull golden shine distinguishes Tussar sarees from the others. 

                            History of Tussar Silk Saree

                            The history of Tussar silk goes back 4000 years to the Indian Valley Civilization. Tussar, which originates from the Maharashtra area of Bhandara, is considered to be the discovery and creation of the Koshti community, with deep ties to India's illustrious past in the textile industry. As a result, it also goes by its other Sanskrit name, Kosa Silk. Currently, it is majorly produced in Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand. 

                            Making of Tussar Silk Saree

                            A single silk saree can take up to three days to complete.

                            The making of Tussar sarees begins with the collection of silkworm eggs. Incubation occurs so that the eggs hatch into larvae. Within 35–40 days, the larvae consuming the leaves of the tree are gathered. The silkworms' cocoons are harvested once they are completely developed and have finished changing into pupae. These harvested cocoons are boiled in water, and once they are soft the fibres are extracted by brushing. The fibres are reeled together and spun into threads. These silk threads are woven into cloth to create various patterns and motifs. 

                            Types of Tussar Silk Saree

                            Muga Tussar

                            These are made from the silk extracted from the silk extracted from the Antheraea Assamensis silkworm found in Assam. It gives a distinct golden yellow colour and is used to make saree, dupatta and other garments.

                            Bhagalpuri Tussar

                            These originate from the Bhagalpur town of Bihar and date back to the 19th century. These are considered auspicious and worn during weddings and festivals and are lightweight and comfortable. Their natural golden sheen gives them a distinct look.

                            Kosa Tussar

                            These are produced in Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Extracted from Antheraea Mylitta, it is known for its golden yellow lustre and sturdiness. The designs and motifs on the sarees have historical and mythological significance like Kumbha, Karvat, trees and flowers.

                            Noil Tussar

                            These are produced majorly in Jharkhand, and made from the short and broken fibres of the silk cocoon. It has a rough texture and is used to make sarees and dupattas. 

                            Eri Tussar

                            It is produced in Assam and is also called Ahimsa silk. The fibre can be easily extracted without killing the moth. It is skin-friendly, iso-thermal and anti-fungal, and can blend easily with cotton and wool. It is famous for its soft and lustrous texture.