Fine ‘Balkal’ Wild Tussar silk - made from stem
Super fine Balkal yarn is made from the stem. The cocoon attaches itself to the trees in the forrest via a brown steam they create.
Once the butterflies have left the cocoon and steam are collected.
A beautiful natural dark brown yarn .
very fragile and slubby
1500 metres per 100gram (estimate only)
or 64 wraps per inch
Made in Odisha India.
Great for weaving and other crafts - they also dye very easily, as well as being great for a wide range of textile techniques.
Please note: the colour of the sample may vary to the product sold. The yarns have been hand spun so you will see a vary of thickness and texture. There may be joining throughout the yarn. If you're purchasing more than one, I will try and match them as well as I can. (For more information please feel free to email me)