Directorate of Sericulture

Government of Madhya Pradesh


The golen-yellow muga silk is secreted by a semidomesticated multivoltine species, A. assamensis, which is widely distributed and cultured in Assam. (The popular items made from this silk are “dhoti”,”chaddar”,”chapkan”,”pugree” and “mekhela”.)

If the larvae are fed on mejankori leaves (Litsea citrata), A. assamensis produces a kind of silk known as mejankori silk, which is admired for its durability, luster and creamy white shade. Practically the entire small output of this silk is used in Assam and neighbouring areas.