Tussar Silk has its origins in Malda, a town in West Bengal. The silk is extremely textured and is cultured from the hives of mulberry. If we trace the history of raw silk, it can be said that Tussar silk was a discovery of the medieval times. Tussar is highly valued for its natural gold colours, which it inherits from a typical kind of yellowish brown coloured moths. These wild winged moths feed on the leaves of Asan and Arjun plants.