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TUSSAU [1 record]

Record 1 2021-05-18


Subject field(s)
  • Silk (Textiles)

A tan colored silk produced by wild silkworms belonging to the genus Antheraea.


The filaments of tussah silk are much thicker and stronger than standard silk, and are oval instead of round.

Key term(s)
  • tusseh
  • tusseh silk
  • tassar silk


  • Soieries

La soie sauvage, telle la soie tussah, est produite par des chenilles non domestiquées vivant la plupart du temps sur des chênes.


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