Muga Silk Sliver - B grade 100gRaxor Yarns
- Naturally golden silk
- Nice, long 15cm staples
- Great for blending, or spinning on its own
This muga silk sliver is really special! A beautiful golden colour with soft handle, it's something a little different to your normal mulberry silk. Muga silk has a different handle to cultivated mulberry silk, the fibres are thicker which makes it easier to spin. Grown in the outdoors in northern India, muga silk cocoons are harvested after the moths have hatched.
This muga silk is b-grade, with slightly less lustre than a-grade muga silk. It is quite similar to wild tussah in how it feels - it's lovely and soft!
Please note you may notice a funny smell on this sliver. This shouldn't cause alarm - it's just sericin, naturally produced by the silkworm, which washes out with a little hot water and mild detergent after you've spun it.