Bhagalpuri Silk

Known as the Queen of silks, Bhagalpuri silk originated from Bhagalpuri, Bihar, India. Bhagalpur is popularly known as Silk City of India as it is famous for the Tusser Silk. It is known for its striking resilience, the unique features and the supreme quality. Showcasing the original essence of Bhagalpur in its purest form.

Mulberry Tusshar silk thread


Bhagalpur silk emerged in the Maurya age, were this art form was celebrated through centuries and then passed on to the forwarding eras. Even now Tusser silk is one fabric which looked upon higher level in the textile industry. It’s recognition and demand has never subsided till now. Nathan nagar in Bihar is the main city were the mulberry orchards that produces the Bhagalpuri silk is in vast number. Salwar kameez made from Tusser silk are very popular in India. Do you know that even though tussar silk is famous all around the world that India is the second largest producer of Bhagalpuri silk.


The yarns of the Bhagalpuri silk are weaved with silk threads that are so naturally achieved from the Tussar cocoons. The exotic colours and the finest texture of the silk threads spring out from the essence of nature. That is why it is rightly called as Queen of all Silks. The silk threads are seggregated from the Tussar cocoons and implemented the task of spinning on the yarn which weaves the Bhagalpuri work into the fabric. These intense procedures are appreciated and bought into the limelight which were recognised even during the Moghul period. Being one of the oldest art forms of India, it is an environment friendly silk, because limited number of silks are only used during the production of the Tussar silk . Hence it is also called as “Peace Silk”.

Weavers of the Silk City

When it comes to Indian evening wear, women have a plethra of options to choose from, amongst many under rated fabrics is the Tussar silk salwar kameez as it has a preconcieved notion that Bhagalpuri silks are best worn as Sarees. But thanks to the Indian celebrities and television industry, Tussar silk is surging in its popularity. Because of the beauty of the material Tussar silk salwar kameez are comfortable and sophisticated. Tussar silk salwar kameez comes in lot of different styles , colours and designs.

Suitable for body types

Tussar silk salwars have a special appeal due to its texture. It has the finest feel to it as they are soft and comfortable. They also fit perfect on female figure perfectly with its classy flow and distinctive sheen, enhancing the style of the kameez adding some unique structure and elegance. Do not get influenced by its soft thin texture, Bhagalpuri silks salwar kameez are designed using various weaves, embroideries and embellishments. So you have many varities to choose from;

Tussar Anarkali Suit

Thanks to the Bollywood celebrity Madhubala, who had worn a Bhagalpuri Anarkali in the famous song “Pyar Kiya to Darna Kya” from the epic movie “Mughal-e-Azam”. Following the popularity of the movie and the regal attire, it became popular during the 1970’s and 80’s when movie stars Rekha, Parveen Babi, Jayaprada, Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Neelam and Divya Bharti flaunted the Anarkali Suit attire on the silver screen. Be the dazzling diva clad in a tussar silk anarkali suit with exquisite designs and patterns. This lovely attire will look extra beautiful with embelishments of cutdana, embroidery, resham and sequins works.

Actress Madhubala in Mugha e Azam
Bhagalpuri Tusshar silk anarkali suit

Bhagalpuri Unstitched Salwar suits

Unstitched Tussar silks are the most popular Tussar silks fabrics. Enabling you to have the freedom to design your own style in any style you love. You can buy fine Tussar silk unstitched fabrics and then design your own salwar and kameez to your desired fashions. In this way, you can explore any kind of designing options. You can also have the independency to add any embellishments like kundan, mirror work, aari work, gotapatti. Punjabi salwar suits and Pakistani salwar suits are very popular worldwide in unstitched form. You can either stitch them as straight cut churidhar suits with simple dupattas or patiyala salwar of short mid thigh length kameez or a tussar silk long gown with pure Tussar dupatta.

Bhagalpur silk Patiala salwar kameez
Tusshar silk Pakistani straight cut salwar kameez
Bhagalpur silk unstitched salwar suit set

Banarasi Tussar silk Kameez

A banarasi Tussar silk has its own nichéd name. Consisting of a thick look and feel known form its artistic and detailed designs woven into the fabric.

Bhagalpuri banarasi silk anarkali salwar kameez

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