Tussar salwar kameez unstitched
Tussar Silk, also known as ‘Kosa’ Silk , is made from silk obtained from several species of caterpillars, of the moth genus Antheraea. Known as ‘wild silk’, this name is given because the silkworms breed on trees like Sal and Arjun found in the forests of Jharkhand. The raw silk has a deep golden colour and is of good texture. Tussar Silk staples are shorter and less expensive in comparison to that of cultivated silk because of the resulting quality of the produce from these silkworms in comparison to that from cultivated types.
Tussar Silk is mainly found in India, in the states of Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, and Bhagalpur in Bihar, which is also famous as a commercial centre for the production of Tussar Silk fabrics. Eastern parts of India like Orissa and West Bengal and a small portion of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh also contribute to Tussar Silk production in India.
Tribals in Jharkhand, and weavers of Bhagalpur, are skilled weavers of hand-woven Tussar Silks. Hand spun and coloured with vegetable dyes, the Tussar slawr kameez and saris they produce are eco-friendly.