What is Tussar Silk
Tussar silk is also known as Kosa silk and is produced from the larve of silkworms. Tussar silk has a rich texture and a deep golden colour. Varieties of tussar silk are produced in South East Asian countries such as India, Japan, China and Sri Lanka.
Available at Delhi:-Prapun, Raw Silk, Kilol, Ambapali Bihar Emporium, Kalpana Sarees, Mrignayani, Tulsi by Neeru Kumar – Emporio Mall
Available at Kolkata :-Indian Silk House, Kanishka’s, Vermilion, Kalika, K. Bhojraj, Sanskriti, Srijon Boutique, Mourya Boutique, Rupahali Sarees, Meera Basu, Saarang
Available at Chennai :-Rangoli, Tulsi silks, Varsidhi, Signoraa Sarees, Kilol, Gaurang, A.S. Babu Sah, Kay Fashions, Man Mandir, Fabindia, Samasta in Alwarpet
Available at Bangalore :- Janardhana Silk House, Priya-Simran’s, Tamana, Gaurang, Sudarshan Family Store, Fabindia, Fazals and sons, Darbari
Tussar Silk Sarees
India is a large producer of tusser silks. Bihar, Jharkand, Chattisgarh and West Bengal produce Tussar silk. It has a dull sheen. Bhagalpur in Bihar is an important centre for tussar silk sarees and fabrics. Weaving is done by the Devangan community. These sarees radiate a natural brilliance due to the fibre used. Tussar silk sarees are very popular in WestBengal & Bihar.
Tussar is dyed with vegetable colours. Thread work or minimum zari work is also done on tussar sarees. Tussar silk suit pieces are also available.
Tussar silk is also used to make the Pattachitra, which is a traditional cloth based scroll painting. Tussar silk weaving industry is more than a century old. It is a handloom industry.