What Are the Names of the Different Types Silk in India?

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India is home to silkworms that produce all five of the major commercial types of silk in the world: mulberry silk, tasar silk, oak tasar silk, eri silk and muga silk. Mulberry silk is the most prized and the most abundant, which is why the other four types are usually grouped together as non-mulberry silk.

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