Tussar silk (altrnatively spelled as tassar and also known as kosa Silk) is produced from tussar silkworms. These silkworms live in the wild in trees belonging to Terminalia species and shorea robusta as well as other food plans found in South Asia.
Moonga silk is the product of the silkworm endemic to Assam. the Larvae of these moths feed on som and suala leaves. The silk produced is known for its glossy fine texture and durability. Due to its low porostiy the moonga yarn connat be bleached or dyed and its natural golden colour is retained. This silk can be hand-washed with its lustre increasing after every wash.