Eri Twill


This is a lovely silk twill made from naturally white wild “Eri” silk. The twill weave gives it a little more shine and visual interest than a typical plain woven wild silk.

WIDTH : 42 inches
COUNTRY of Origin : India
WEIGHT per Linear Yard : 3 ounces
Weft (width) SHRINKAGE : 13%
Warp (length) SHRINKAGE : 8%

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Our Eri silks are produced in a special project in India aimed at re-popularizing traditional fiber raising techniques. Castor bean plants are planted around cotton fields as a natural means of deterring pests, and the Eri silkmoth eats the castor plants. The silkmoth’s cocoons are collected after the moth has emerged. Thus, these are also “peace silk” — sometimes referred to as “vegetarian silk” — meaning that the producers allowed the moths to freely exit the cocoons and complete their natural life cycle.

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .5 in


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