What is non mulberry silk?


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  1. Non-mulberry silk is obtained from the moths belonging to the Family Saturniidae.
  2. The non-mulberry silk industries are found in Bihar, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh.
  3. Non-mulberry silk is of three types and it is obtained from Muga, Tasar and Eri silkmoths.
  4. Tasar silk has more demand in USA and Europe for men’s suiting and as Tapestry and Upholstery material.
  5. Muga silk is golden yellow in colour. It is used in embroidery.
  6. Eri silk is white or yellowish. The filaments are very delicate. The yarn is spun like cotton.
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