ViJay Fibers is located in Atlanta, Georgia and imports beautiful silk yarns from India. These yarns are sold exclusively at Get Stitchin’ in Oklahoma. Read and learn more about the types of silk and the yarns we have in stock.
The beautiful silk yarns have a shimmering appearance due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fiber, which allows silk to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors. They range from fingering to worsted weight and an array of many colors.
Definition of the different silks
Muga silk is one of the rarest silks in the world and it is only produced in Assam. It is produced only in Assam. What sets this Silk apart from all others is that it is totally golden yellow in color. The word `Muga’ means yellowish in Assamese. The source of it is the Muga Silk worm which goes back to the age of the dinosaurs and is so sensitive in nature that it cannot tolerate even the most minimum of pollution levels. The Muga Silkworm is the larva of the Assam Silkmoth (Antheraea assamensis). Since Muga silk is one of the rarest silks, it is the most expensive type of silk.
Eri Silk is mostly found in the North East of India. It is also known as Errandi and Endi Silk. The word ‘Eri’ is inspired from the Assamese word ‘era’ which means castor as the silkworm feeds on castor plants. Eri Silk is one of the purest forms of Silk that is a true and genuine product of the Samia cynthia ricini worm and is called the father of all forms of cultured and textured Silks. The silkworms give the Eri Silk a dull yellow, gold like sheen. Eri Silk is the only domesticated silk produced in India, as the process doesn’t involve any killing of the silk worm, also naming Eri silk as ‘Ahimsa (ahinsa) silk or fabric of peace.
Mulberry silk is one of the most known and popular forms of Silk. Originated from the era of Indus Valley Civilization, it is one of the exquisite silk. The cocoons sole source of food is the white Mulberry plant, which results in their white or off white color. This best-know silk is obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm Bombyx mori reared in captivity. The major mulberry silk producing states are Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka and Jammu & Kashmir.