- ATLAS SILKA wild silk variety obtained from the Attacus atlas. The silkworm spins open cocoons and gives the so-called Ailanthus silk. The fibre is dark coloured and coarser than real silk. Also a silk fabric woven in India of rich coloured yams.
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