Tussar Silk – a sign of elegance

Tussar (also Tasar or Kosa) silk is generated by the silkworm belonging to the moth genus Antheraea, which mainly thrive on the food plants Asan and Arjun, and not on Mulberry. The rearing are conducted in nature on the trees in the open. The cocoons are boiled and softened and then the silk yarn is extracted from them. The silk yarn is extracted mostly by rural and tribal women from the East of India, primarily Bihar and Jharkhand. The resulting yarn is a short and porous fibre with a naturally golden hue. This not only gives it a rich texture and a natural gold colour, but the breathable material also is comfortable to wear in warmer temperatures.

The use of Tussar silk sarees, especially during any Puja, has been trending for such a long time that it can almost be called a tradition. Especially during Durga Puja, it has almost become a ritual to be clad in Tussar sarees during the morning hours of the Puja. The diurnal rituals often take an added feel of dignity and purity with the wearing of these resplendent yet understated silk fabrics.

We at Arteastic bring you Tussar silk in all its majesty and in multiple hues, suitable for all ages, and urge you to add this splendour to your celebration. Available in many styles like Kantha, Odissi and Madhubani, let our collection add an extra bit of magic to your Pujas.

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