Charisma of Tussar Silk

If you own even half a dozen Nehru Jackets, we won’t be surprised at all if a Charismatic Tussar Silk Jacket is one of them. From family functions to weddings, men wear Tussar Silk Jackets with absolute pride. But while these Jackets are easy to come by, not many men know enough about this variety of silk. So if you already own a few or are planning to buy a Tussar Silk Jacket, there’s no time like now to learn all about them.

  1. Desi Tussar silk are also known by the Sanskrit name, Kosa Silk. They are made from silk that is produced from silk worms that breed on wild forest trees, not mulberry trees.
  2. A lot of India’s Tussar silk Jacket production happens in Jharkhand & Bihar. In fact, the silk weaving industry in this region goes back over a century! Hence, Jharkhand Silk Jackets are just as popular.
  3. Tribal women who are trained in the art of Tussar Silk weaving can produce about 10 metres of the silk cloth in around three days.
  4. Though cheaper than mulberry silk, a genuine Tussar silk Jacket will still cost you anywhere between Rs.3000 to Rs.4000.
  5. While Tussar is more textured than mulberry silk, its shorter fibers make it less durable. That said, the porous fabric makes Tussar a comfortable choice even in our warm Indian summers.
  6. Tussar silk Jackets have a natural dull gold colour, which make them a great choice for Indian weddings. We wouldn’t be surprised if you already have a few embroidered Tussar Jackets with nature-inspired motifs in your own wardrobe.
  7. Tussar silk Jackets are delicate and need to be dry cleaned only. Store them in muslin bags to allow the fabric to breathe.
  8. The test of a genuine Tussar Jacket is to burn the edges slightly. If it smells like burnt hair rather than just leaving a solid residue, you know you have an original.

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Friends, we need your help!

Dear Friends,

We are about to launch our new collection of Jackets for Men, made of natural, handwoven fabrics by local weavers in Jharkhand. The fabrics selected by us are mostly pure silk or silk blended with cotton, in early pastel shades. We need your help in giving a name to our New Collection.

Help us find a name for our new collection and one of these Jackets can be all yours.

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Sincerely,

Arti Poddar
Founder, Mulberry Lifestyle

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The Wedding Collection

The Wedding Collection by Mulberry Lifestyle is a set of Jackets to complement the grand occasion. It is meant for the groom as well as all the guests attending the wedding. The Jackets are infused with traditional looks and feel, yet keeping it very chic and modern. It can be paired with Jodhpuri Pants, Denim or a simple trouser.

Camel color shoes and trouser works best with Jackets.

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Brocade Nehru Jacket

Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks and with or without gold and silver threads. The name, related to the same root as the word “broccoli”, comes from Italian broccato meaning “embossed cloth”, originally past participle of the verb broccare “to stud, set with nails”, from brocco, “small nail”, from Latin broccus, “projecting, pointed”.

Brocade is typically woven on a draw loom. It is a supplementary weft technique; that is, the ornamental brocading is produced by a supplementary, non-structural, weft in addition to the standard weft that holds the warp threads together. The purpose of this is to give the appearance that the weave was actually embroidered on.

This festive season, we bring you a range of vibrant and colorful Nehru Jacket made using finest quality Brocade Fabric. The Jacket is available in Burnt Orange, Golden White, Golden Maroon and Paisley prints.

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Dupion Nehru Jacket

Dupioni (also referred to as Douppioni or Dupion) is a plain weave crisp type of silk fabric, produced by using fine thread in the warp and uneven thread reeled from two or more entangled cocoons in the weft. This creates tightly-woven yardage with a highly-lustrous surface. It is similar to shantung, but slightly thicker, heavier, and with a greater slub (cross-wise irregularity) count.
Banner M1 - 1000 x 500This festive season, we bring you a range of vibrant and colorful Nehru Jacket made using Dupion Silk of the finest quality. The Jacket is available in bright colors like Pink, Sand, Orange & more.