Sunday, 11 April 2010

What is the difference among Mulberry, Tussar ( Tasar), Muga and ERI Silk

The difference is in the type of worms producing the yarn and the types of leaves they eat.

Mulberry Silk is obtained from BOMBYX MORI feeding on MULBERRY leaves.

Tussar Silk is obtained from ANTHEREA MYLITTA feeding on ARJUN and ASAN leaves.

Muga Silk is obtained from ANTHEREA ASSAMENSIS feeding on SOM and SUALU leaves.

Eri Silk is obtained from CYNTHIA RICINI  feeding on CASTOR OIL leaves.

The eri silk worm is the only completely domesticated silkworm other than Bombyx mori.

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