Wild Silk

Here you will find all silk fabrics reeled from fibers of other moths then the mostly and wholly indoor-domesticated Bombyx mori. Wild silks are semi-domesticated in the outdoors. The most widespread is tussah or tasar silk which is typical for its dark golden color. Mugi silk is a rare regional Indian specialty while the white silk eri is another widespread one. Eri silk is sometimes called „peace silk“ * – which is when the production process ensures that the worm is not killed inside the cocoon.


* Peace silk is a controversial term. Although the worm is not cooked or smoked inside of the cocoon advocating non-violence and respect of life, its destiny is sealed anyway. Either the moth dies of hunger because due to its cultivation it is too heavy to fly and seek for food itself or it in some areas it is gathered by rural tribes as a valuable source of protein in their food. In any case the price of peace silk is always higher because one must wait additional two weeks for the worm to grow and/or transform into a moth.

Wild eri silk, diamond, dark blue

Reference : 101-17-0005

Due to hand dyeing the fabric does not have uniform shade.

A soft fabric made from natural eri silk woven in small lozenge pattern.

More details

  • Colour : _ 160 - dark blue
  • Drape : supple
  • Fiber Content : 100% silk
  • Weight mm (mommes) is a japanese weight unit used for silk fabrics. 1 mm = 4,33 g/m2. : ~ 19m/m / 82g/m2 (18-20m/m)
  • Width : 106 cm
  • Meters in stock: 46.6     Watch availability

$ 33.30 / m ( $ 27.53 / m without VAT )

Quantity discount

  • more than 10 m (-5%)
  • more than 20 m (-10%)
  • more than 50 m (-15%)
  • more than 100 m (-20%)

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This wonderful fabric woven of wild eri silk is exceptionally soft. The surface is matte, smooth, almost velvety. One can barely feel it against the skin, but it has a subtle warmth that makes it great for scarves and wraps and it is gentle to the sensitive skin around the face and neck. Use it for a light blouse, tunic, skirt, or dress. The fabric drapes elegantly in smooth folds and excels in gathered designs (wrap-around dresses, cowl necklines, circle skirts).

This beautiful, natural silk fabric is woven in a petit diamond pattern that lends it a subtle elegance.
Eri silk is one of the most popular “wild” silks. Unlike classic silk, it is derived from the empty cocoons left behind by the eri silk moth (Philosamia ricini), so the pupa inside is not harmed, a fact that has earned it the nickname “peace silk.”

Learn more: Silk fabric types

Care: We recommend dry cleaning this fabric at a reliable dry cleaner. In our tests this fabric stood up to gentle hand washing. If you risk hand washing, use lukewarm water and a delicate detergent for woolens; do not wring or squeeze dry; block dry on a flat surface. Dry iron on the lowest setting.

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