Tussar Silk , also often referred to as ‘Wild Silk, Tassar Silk, or Tusar Silk is an exquisite thread obtained from a wide winged moth that is yellowish-brown in colour. The scientific name of these moths is Antheraea Paphia and they are a part of the group known as Emperor Moths or Saturnids. These moths are a true wonder of nature. Their wings are embellished by circular markings that look like a mirror. Indeed, when you look closely into those circular markings, you’ll be able to see a reflection of yourself.

However, borrowing from the history of raw silk, it can be said that Tussar silk was a discovery of the medieval times. Prior to that there wasn’t any trace of Silk being made out of any other natural or artificial object in place of mulberry fed Silk works. A lot more textured than mulberry silk, Tussar silk is used in creation of Tussar silk sarees and silk suits. Indian attire inspired from traditions and values easily take shape in Tussah silk. The dull gold texture that it radiates works as a suitable base for embroideries as well as print motifs that have been inspired by nature. Floral patterns as well as those in the shape of trees, bels, buds, leaves and leaflets are enough to spark creativity and serves as a source of inspiration for Tusser silk.

Tussar silk is a lot more textured than any other variety of Silk. The fabric is also cooler than the other varieties and is a lot more porous, therefore, breathable. Being cooler than the other varieties of Silk makes Tussar extremely wearable in warmer parts of the world. As far as the maintenance of Tussah is concerned, it is not a difficult fabric to maintain. Two things however, need to be taken care of. Firstly, the fabric should be prevented from any kind of stains. Secondly, it should be prevented from losing its sheen and luster. Ironing Tussar sarees and suits, as well as getting them dry cleaned once in three months ensures that your ensemble will never lose its freshness.