Tussar Banarasi silk, also commonly known as Ghicha silk (the undyed form of tussar silk) or kosa silk originated from Sanskrit language, is produced from larvae of several species of silkworms belonging to the moth genus. These silkworms live in the wild forests in trees belonging to Terminalia species and Shorea Robusta as well as other food plants like jamun and oak found in South Asia, eating the leaves of the trees they live on.Tussar silk is valued for its rich texture and natural deep gold colour. Tussar Banarasi silk sarees are the must for an indian women trousseau as it is one of the coolest fabric, the most breathable one.