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Muga Silk

Known as the “king of silks” muga is golden yellow in appearance and is produced by a semi-domesticated silkworms endemic to Assam that are fed on som tree leaves. The silk, known for its glossy fine texture and durability, is exclusive since it can only be found in Assam. Because of the muga yarn’s low porosity it cannot be bleached or dyed so its natural golden colour is retained. It can be hand-washed, however, and its luster increases after every wash. A selection of traditional garments, like mekhela chador (fabric stitched into a wide cylinder and folded into pleats around the waist as a skirt worn with a length of cloth having one end tucked into the skirt with the rest draped around the body) and saris are made from this silk.


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