1 oz Muga Silk Top. This silk top is a stunning natural golden color and centuries ago could only by worn by royalty. It looks like spun gold. The golden hue increases with time and washing.
Muga silkworm is unique among saturniid moths. Native of Assam and named after Assamese word "muga" which indicates the amber (brown) colour of cocoon. It belongs to same family as Tasar. It is popular for its natural golden color, glossy fine textures and durability.
Unfortunately, some textiles sold as muga, eri, tassar (tusar tussar) silks are actually counterfeit. In an effort to combat this Silk Mark is a certification mark in India for silk textiles. The mark certifies that the piece of textile which bears the mark is made of pure natural silk. Consumers and the genuine traders of silk had been demanding a measure from Central Silk Board in bringing in a fair practice in the Trade. Silk Mark was launched on 17th June 2004 as a response to the demand.
Spinning Straw into Gold, LLC purchases Muga Silk Sliver/Top, Eri Silk Sliver/Top, and Tassar (Tusar, Tussar) Silk Sliver/Top from a member of the Silk Mark Organization of India (SMOI), a registered society under Karnataka Society Act 1960. SMOI is an initiative of Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles and Government of India.