Red Eri peace silk combed top per ounce

Red Eri peace silk combed top per ounce

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  Eri silk , or  Ahishma silk,  comes from wild silk worms who dine exclusively on Cator plants.  Eri silk is often called "peace silk" because the moth is allowed to make a hole and escape the cocoon before it is degummed. Their enzyme does not destroy the silk like the mulberry silk worms.   

This silk is creamy, smooth, has a very warm quality and is whiter in color than the mulberry silk.  The Red Eri has a natural brown/reddish tone.  The Eri silk is spun into yarn rather than reeled because it is not one continuous thread like the mulberry silk, which can often be a mile long. This give it a more "wooly" effect, but with the softness of silk.