MUGA & ERA SILK

We would like to make you known a few lines about our loom.

Our loom is situated in Assam, Kokrajhar district. It is very near by Bengal and Bhutan. We have directly and indirectly 120 employees. Basically our weavers are from remote areas and poor families. We feel proud as we are able to assist their families financially by involving them. We also provide medical facilities as well as education for their children.

About Eri Silk:

The name Eri is derived from the Assamese word ‘era’ meaning castor as the silkworm feeds on the leaves of castor plants. Eri is also known as endi or errandi in India. The wooly white silk is often referred to as the Ahimsa silk or the fabric of peace as the process does not involve the killing of silk worm. Moths leave the cocoon as soon as it is ready to be spun. The Eri silk worm is the only completely domesticated silkworm other than Bombyx mori.

The heavy rainfall and humid atmosphere of the region suits Eri culture. The spun threads are often more cottony than most Bombyx silks, although some Eri yarns can be very soft and shiny. After 30-32 days, the silk worm crawls in search of a comfortable place among the leaves to spin its cocoon.

Eri silk is a staple fibre, unlike other silks, which are continuous filament. It is very strong, durable and elastic. Eri silk is darker and heavier than other silks. Due to its thermal property it is warm in winter and cold in summer.

About Muga Silk:

Muga, the golden silk is a wonderful gift of nature, known for its glossy,fine texture and durability. Due to its low porosity, the Muga yarn cannot be bleached or dyed and its natural golden color is retained. This silk can be hand washed with its luster increasing after every wash. Muga Silk is produced only in Assam and not anywhere in the world. Its durability is beyond life. It is an excellent sunshield, protection for the skin.