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What is "Tussah" - Definition & Explanation

Silk fabric made from the strong, coarse, uneven, light brown color silk produced by wild, uncultivated silkworms.
A silk fabric that is usually plain but also in twill. It is made from wild or uncultivated silkworms. It is coarse, strong, and uneven and has a dull luster and is rather stiff. It has a rough texture with many slubs, knots, and bumps. It is ecru or tan in color and it is difficult to bleach. It usually doesn't take an even dye color. It wears well and becomes more rough looking with wear. It wrinkles a little, but not as much as some.
Sometimes called "Wild Silk' it is the product of the uncultivated silkworm-- more uneven, coarser and stronger than true or cultivated silk. Tussah takes dye poorly and is therefore often woven in its natural color. which ranges from ecru to dark brown. Considerable color variance within each length is not unusual and is considered an intrinsic characteristic of the fabric.
A brownish silk yarn or fabric made from wild silk cocoons of a brownish color. These worms feed on leaves from various plants and trees such as oak, cherry, and wild mulberry.
is a variety of silk derived from a species of wild silkworm; the texture of the silk is rougher, the color is tan to brown, and the silk dyes less easily than commercial silk.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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