Wild Silk Thread

Made from the tassar silkworms, which vastly inhabit mid-east India. It’s a wild silk, but given its color and feel, it can bear comparison with the Asa. It has an air of roughness, which definitely changes one’s image of what silk is.

 Tassar Silk – Extra Fine Thread

Tassar Silk – Extra Fine Thread

Spinning yarn

JPY 20,900 / kg  [10g = approx. 700m]
JPY 3,000 / 100g

A thread made by directly pulling the strand out from the cocoon. Can be used as a warp.

Tassar Silk – Fine Thread (Chirichiri)

Tassar Silk – Fine Thread (Chirichiri)

Spinning yarn

JPY 20,900 / kg  [10g = approx. 250m]
JPY 3,000 / 100g

To make the most out of this frizz, it maybe good to knit it loosely.

Tassar Silk – Medium-sized Thread (Hira)

Tassar Silk – Medium-sized Thread (Hira)

Spinning yarn

JPY 19,440 / kg(discontinued)
JPY 2,700 / 100g(discontinued)

It is called Hira (flat) for the shape of the thread not being round, but flat. It’s a user-friendly thread, with its convenient thinness and gentleness.

Tassar Silk – Medium-sized Thread (Bou)

Tassar Silk – Medium-sized Thread (Bou)

Spinning yarn

*The Bou (stick) is simply named that because of its stick-like.

JPY 20,900 / kg  [10g = approx. 46m]
JPY 3,000 / 100g

The uneven thread. It’s a thread perfect for adding “expressions” to a cloth.

Tassar Silk – Extra Thick Thread

Tassar Silk – Extra Thick Thread

Spinning yarn

JPY 20,900 / kg  [10g = approx. 1m ]
JPY 3,000 / 100g

Its width is about the size of a pinky finger. After making all of the threads, the remaining residue of the cocoon are used to make this. Over there, they apparently make carpet out of this. It’s enjoyable to think about all the different things to make out of this.

Tassar Silk – Nasi Thread (Black)

Tassar Silk – Nasi Thread (Black)

Spinning yarn

JPY 20,900 / kg
JPY 3,000 / 100g

This thread is made from the web-like part of the cocoon used for hanging onto the tree branch. It has a charming color.

Tassar Silk – Silk Floss

Tassar Silk – Silk Floss

JPY 11,880 / kg(discontinued)
JPY 1,620 / 100g(discontinued)

For those who want to make the thread on their own. You can choose the fineness, and create your very own original thread. It has a lot mixed in, the pieces of cocoon. It’s not easy to pull out, it needs to be slowly and gently loosened. It gets fun as it goes.

Tassar Silk – Coccoon

Tassar Silk – Coccoon

JPY 550 / each

This is the tassar silk cocoon. It’s big and it’s also very stiff. The Indian people proudly claim that even if an elephant steps on it, it won’t break.

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