This yarn is produced by tropical tussah caterpillar.
The colour is a deep grey/brown. The yarn is firm because the peduncle feels exactly like a stiff stem before processing. The ply has a heavy twist, so the yarn is lively with a little over twist. This could be used to advantage when making a collapse weave. One must be watchful while weaving to catch the yarn from twisting back on itself. The yarn is uneven like hand spun. Its colour combines nicely with the tussah and muga yarns for a nice lightweight jacket fabric.
There are 4100 yards per pound of this yarn, and aprox 900 yds per 100 gm skein. Skeins vary about 10gm +/- and are priced accordingly.
We have woven this yarn as a weft which softened a lot in washing, but is still a fairly firm fabric - ours would be suitable for jacket fabric, a purse, or perhaps as a pillow.