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All Tussar Silks are a variety of wild silk. Also referred to as Kosa Silk, tussar silk fabric is made from the silk yarns obtained from a wide-winged moth that is yellowish-brown in colour. These moths belong to the scientific genus of Antheraea.
Although Silk’s exact origin is shrouded under the shadows of many tales, one of the legends say that Princess Si Ling Shi (2600 BC) accidentally discovered the silk filament while having tea in the garden which led to the fibre’s discovery and subsequently, its use for weaving. As for Tussar Silks, it shares its history with raw silk and is rooted in medieval times. It was originally called Kosa silk in Sanskrit. But besides this, there is very little data regarding the time of its origin.
Its elegance combined with the low cost makes it the go-to silk for special occasions. One of its biggest advantages is its property to refract two different shades at different angles. This unique feature makes the wearer of tussar silk stand out easily in a crowd.
India is the second-largest producer of tussar silk and the exclusive producer of Indian tussar (also known as tropical tussar), which is largely tended to by tribals. Much of it is produced in Bhagalpur (where it is called Bhagalpur silk), Bihar and Malda district of West Bengal. In recent years, the state of Jharkhand has emerged as the biggest producer of tussar silk.
Anuprerna is closely working with Tussar Silk Artisans from a cluster located in the district of Birbhum in West Bengal.
As far as the maintenance of Tussar 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 lustre. 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.