Muga Silk – The most valued silk from India. Almost exclusively reared and produced in Assam, India. It is indigenous to the Brahmaputra Valley and assiduously practiced in the districts of Assam. Muga silk is geographically tagged to the state of Assam in India. The moth is basically a wild moth. Hence it is categorised as Vanya Silk or Wild silk by the silk board of India.
The yarn produces is a natural rich golden yellow or light brown colour depending on the host plant it feeds on. These are unique products. Muga silks resist sunshine and are more durable than mulberry silks. Muga silks can be termed Organic as no harmful chemicals have been used in the cultivation of host trees or in the processing of silk fabrics. No dyes are applied to the yarns. The golden colour is its natural colour. Most Muga rearing and cultivation is still done by village clusters in Assam in the traditional method.
The fluffiness is inherent to wild filament / reeled silks .
You can use normal Iron set at silk temperature to press .
It will settle down and will become softer over the years. The beauty of the yarn is that it retains its lustre & looses very little strength even when washed over the years . Muga Silk will last more than one’s lifetime if properly stored without loosing any lustre or developing stains.
This is a handwoven piece, unevenness in the selvage and weave could be expected.
Wash Care – Dry Clean Only due to the presence of Zari and coloured yarn.