What is another word for wild silk?
1 synonym found
[ wˈa͡ɪld sˈɪlk], [ wˈaɪld sˈɪlk], [ w_ˈaɪ_l_d s_ˈɪ_l_k]
Wild silk is a luxurious and rare type of silk that comes from the cocoons of various wild and semi-wild species of silk moths, unlike the domesticated silk that is produced commercially. This type of silk is also known as tussah silk or peacocks' silk. Tussah silk is a darker and coarser type of wild silk, whereas peacocks' silk is a lighter and softer variant. Other synonyms for wild silk include muga silk, eri silk, and oak tasar silk. Muga silk is a golden silk variety that is produced by the muga silkworms in Assam, India. Eri silk, on the other hand, is a soft and warm silk variety that is produced by the eri silkworms. Oak tasar silk is a durable and strong silk variety that is produced by the tasar silkworms that feed on oak leaves.