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Four Types of Silk

Mulberry Silk

Mulberry is the most popular of all categories of silk and produced by Bombyx mori that completely feeds on the leaves of mulberry plant. This type of silk is what most commercial silk is made. There are also different kinds of weaving and combination of different materials that makes silk products has different look and prices. Below are few examples:

Satin Lingerie – Lots of material can use the satin style weaving and thus make the up side of the material shinny and slicky. It is combined with 3 different kind of other material such as nylon with 100% mulberry silk. Satin Lingerie bedding is soft and shinny.
Acetate Bridal – Silk combined with fine acetate material is most used with bridal dresses and related items. That is why it calls bridal. This material can be more conforming to make bed making easier.
Silk Charmeuse – charmeuse is a silk fabric with satin weaving. This kind of weaving makes the material look lustrous and it drape well. It is so soft and can be fragile and difficult to handle at time. However, it is absolutely elegant and stylish. This is the highest quality of silk bedding you can find. It is also the highest price of all silk products. Sometimes cotton is blended with silk charmeuse; it produced a semi-lustrous look and actually. Silk Charmeuse combined with cotton provides the better of 2 materials. This blended material is easier to care and is used to make bedding products and draperies.
Tasar Silk

Mostly Tasar or Tussah is used to craft furnishing items. This silk is made from silk worm called Antherarea Mylitta. They are reared on Arjun and Asan plant as a replacement for mulberry plant. This kind of silk is less lustrous than mulberry silk and they have a copper color. Other varieties of tasar silk are in better quality when they are produced by Anthrea proyeli J. that is fed on natural oak wood plant.

Muga Silk

Muga comes from Asian, India. It came from Antheraea assamensis silkworms that is nourished on the leaves of Soalu plant. This silk has a color of golden yellow.

Eri Silk

In order to get Eri, silk worms are should be reared on castor leaves and they call these silk worms as Philosamia ricini. It is also named Endi or Errandi.