Organic muga silk yarn. Ahimsa silk yarn. Chunky.
Organic muga silk yarn is also known as the golden silk yarn. It is also super soft with a rich woolly texture to it. It has a lovely golden lustre to it and is amazing to knit with. Popular for baby blankets, shawls, wraps, dresses and hats because of its moisture absorbent quality.
The production of peace silk yarn also allows the metamorphosis of the silkworm to a butterfly and the trees where the silk worm grows are not treated with insecticides or generic sprays. They grow in the wild so to speak. This remarkable silk is spun into yarn in rural India by women. It is a sustainable product produced using ancient techniques keeping rural India's traditions alive.
In conventional cultivated silk like mulberry silk the cocoons are boiled with the larvae still inside, however if the cocoons are boiled after the larvae have left them the silk made is then called non-violent silk, wild silk, organic silk and Ahimsa Silk.
Muga silk was originally silk only for royalty in India. It is a beautiful natural golden colour with a shimmering glossy texture. It is produced from the muga silk worm only in the state of Assam in India. It is naturally organic and untouched by chemicals.
The silkworms feed on the leaves of Som and Soalu plants. It is often compared to be as expensive to gold. Also known as a coveted item for wedding attire and traditional wear in India. It produces the most luxurious of shawls and wraps and can be knitted, woven and crocheted. I can't even describe how soft this yarn is. This peace silk is a very popular fibre amongst vegans as the silkworm is not boiled with the cocoon.
These yarns are very rare due to the limited amounts of wild cocoons available as you will probably have worked out. They are also produced in small amounts each time.
100g skeins are approx 150 yards. Beautiful woolly texture but with that silk pearly sheen!
-but the gold of muga stays, like the alchemy of beauty. Muga is the rarest of silks in the world and is only found in Assam. -