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Tussah Silk Combed Top/Sliver (Natural) A1 Quality - 50g

Price: $16.00

A1 grade Tussah Wild Silk Combed Top/Sliver. Fiber length is approximately 6 inches (15cm). 

Our Tussah is "Chinese Oak Tussah" and it's about 22 microns in diameter.

Our tussah silk is produced by a wild caterpillar that lives mainly in China, India and Korea.These feisty caterpillars have thwarted all efforts by humans to domesticate them.

Regardless of where the Antherea mylitta silkworm lives, they eat the leaves from one of these trees--Arjun (terminalia argun), Asan (terminalia tomentosa), or Oak.

Because these leaves contain ‘tannin’ (the same substance in tea that stains your cup), the silk is naturally a light honey-gold color.

Compare the ligher natural honey color of Tussah (right) with the golden Muga (left) in the 4th photo.

To see the Chinese Oak Tussah cocoons, click here.  And to see the Tropical Tasar (from India) cocoons, click here.

Tussah silk has a bit of ‘tooth’ so the roving is easier to spin than the Bombyx sliver.  We recommend selecting Tussah silk when spinning silk for the first time.

Silk hand-spun and hand-knit by Diane de Souza

50 Gram (1.8 oz) packages

Color:  natural light honey gold 

To see hand-painted silk Combed Top/Sliver (multi-color) click here

To see hand-dyed silk Combed Top/Sliver (tonal color) click here



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