Tussar Silk - A Quintessence of Class
Fashion trends come and fade, but class is eternal and so is the saree. As an elegant garment, the saree has stood the test of time and has been the primary feminine attire in the Indian subcontinent for about five millennia. For an Indian woman, the saree is not just an attire, it is her identity; the mere act of draping a saree makes her feel instantly connected to the beautiful country and culture she hails from.
The Tussar Touch
Silk sarees are a must-have in every Indian woman’s wardrobe and needless to say there is a cornucopia of varieties to choose from – beautiful Balucheris, magnificent Maheshwaris, breath-taking Banarasis, pretty Pochampallys, classical Kanchipurams and much more. Among these, the Tussar holds a coveted place in the Indian saree scene because of its natural golden hue and unique grainy texture.
Tussar silk sarees is a kind of wild silk produced from the larvae of silkworms belonging to the moth family Antheraea. These silkworms feed on the leaves of the jamun tree (Indian blackberry) and oak trees native to the wild forests in India and Southeast Asia. The Tussar fibre traces its origins to the Indus Valley civilization times but today 4000 years later it still adorns the contemporary woman and lends itself to gorgeous modern trends.
A Silken Story
The allure of the Tussar saree is because of its natural golden shimmer and delicately coarse texture. When draped perfectly, it clings on to the wearer snugly and feels magically smooth against the skin; and even a small movement causes a swishly rustle which is music to the ears. A woman clad in a Tussar silk saree is a picture of sophistication and elegance. She is sure to garner appreciative glances from passers-by.
A Tussar saree is very versatile in its wearability. It can be worn with ease by all – homemakers and haute couture gurus, office goers, corporate bosses, celebrities and simpletons, rustic maidens and ramp walk models. Its pliable texture makes it suitable for different kinds of drapes and styles and its feathery feel gives an elegant lightness to the wearer.
The prints, patterns and designs that can be cast on Tussars are wide and variegated. Hand-blocked Tussar sarees are very popular, with motifs ranging from simple natural pictures to complex geometric patterns. Madhubani hand-painted ones are classy and high-priced. Kantha-embroidered Tussar sarees are available in all price ranges and speak grandeur. In India, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal are the top producers of Tussar sarees of all varieties – plain, printed, hand painted, embroidered, appliqued and so on.
Talk about colours in Tussars and we are spoilt for choice with a wide gamut of colours that are available. The palette ranges from earthly browns (like rust, caramel, ochre, and sienna) to verdant greens (like sage, moss, olive, and grass), beautiful blues (like cyan, aqua, turquoise, cobalt) to ravishing reds (cherry, coral, wine, ruby). When these colours combine with the natural golden hue of the Tussar, the result is simply stunning.
Whoever the person, whatever the budget and wherever the occasion - there is always a Tussar saree to buy, wear, and cherish for the wearer. Check out the widest range of these bewitching sarees from Rasvriti, from the house of Tulsi to pick out your latest drape.