Or Paat; from Assamese, meaning simply ‘silk’, pat silk is produced in Assam, northwest India. It is the only wild silk made from silkworms (Bombyx textor) fed on mulberry leaves–which are known to produce the finest of silk fibres and typical of all commercial silk production. Pat silk comes under the Ahimsa banner, and is known as white silk: white because of its brilliant hue, and also for its ethical credentials.  Apart form the natural white pat silk is also available in dyed  colours. See also muga and eri/endi.

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