Class 7 Chemistry Fibre to Fabric Silk

Silk

Silk fibre is obtained from the cocoon of the silk moth. The rearing of silkworms to obtain silk is termed as sericulture. The silk fibres so obtained are weaved to make silk cloth.

Fig. A silk saree

Tassar silk, mooga silk, kosa silk are the most commonly known silk varieties. The most
common silk moth among all is the mulberry silk moth which is soft, lustrous, and elastic
and can be dyed in to beautiful colours.

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