What is TUSSAH? - Exploring Fabric Colors by Name

Written by Kate Guy

Perhaps you’ve spotted one of these magnificently decorated wings on the ground beneath your front porch light or maybe near a street lamp. The moth shown here is one of several species of silkworms belonging to the moth genus Antheraea.

TUSSAH, pronounced tuhs-uh, silk produced by the larvae of Antheraea moths. Different varieties of these silkworms produce a brownish or yellowish silk, depending on their region and diet.  

Here at Greenhouse Fabrics, our TUSSAH’S range in an assortment of weaves and richness.


Visit greenhousefabrics.com to explore our many fabrics to see what you will discover.