Lets explore below the different types of silk.
Most silk found is created by the Mulberry silkworm (Bombyx Mori), named for the its preferred food source - white mulberry leaves. This particular silkworm has been cultivated by humans for large scale production of silk for generations.
From the worm Samia cynthia ricini, found in North East India and some parts of the orient, this silk worm feeds on castor plants to produce a wooly, white silk. This type of silk is otherwise known as the fabric of peace b/c the process of collecting the silk doesn't involve killing the worm.
The Muga Silkworm is found in India, Burma, and Sundaland. The larva's diet is composed of Cinnamomum, Laurus, and Litsea. It produces a silk that has a beautiful glossy hue, which improves with age and washing. It is never bleached or dyed and is stain resistant. This was the preferred silk of Assamese royalty for over 600 years.
Produced from the south Asian Tussar silkworm. (belonging to the moth genus Antheraea) Tussar silk is a lot more textured than cultivated silk but has shorter fibers. Its known to have a dull gold sheen.