Ghicha is an organic and wild silk yarn. Lace weight, fingering.
Ghicha silk yarn is organic and wild because there has been no detrimental effects to the silk worm in production of the yarn. This is a very unique, rare and beautiful. This is the agent provocateur of yarn inspiring your creative ethical endeavours!
In conventional cultivated 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.
Ghicha silk is unusual, beautifully variegated and very lightweight and handspun in rural villages using ancient techniques. The production of this yarn has enabled these women and families to use their existing skills in their homes providing work in the most poorest parts of India. No chemicals were used in the production of these yarns.
We sell this yarn in skeins of 100g approx which is approx 1000+ yards in length.